Johanns, farmers spar over budget

Laws, Forrest
May 2005
Southwest Farm Press;5/19/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p9
Trade Publication
This article reports that a group of Tennessee farmers, state officials and farm organization representatives had the opportunity to meet Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and talk with him about the impact U.S. President George W. Bush's budget proposals would have on cotton and rice farmers. Willie German, who farms near Somerville, Tennessee, reminded Johanns that farm bill spending represents less than 1 percent of the total federal budget and that even if the president cut out all the farm programs the changes wouldn't have much impact on the deficit.


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