Budget would cut payment limits to agriculture

Laws, Forrest
February 2005
Southwest Farm Press;2/17/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p1
Trade Publication
The article informs that the budget presented by the Federal Government would cut payment limits to agriculture. You can not say that the Bush administration "pulled any punches" in announcing its budget proposal to cut agricultural spending by $587 million in fiscal 2006, in part, by capping farm program payments at $250,000 per farmer per year. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, in office less than a month, dealt with questions such as whether the proposal meant the administration was changing the rules on farmers "in the middle of the game" and "why it decided to take on payment limits" head on.


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