Farm groups question budget logic

Laws, Forrest
March 2005
Southeast Farm Press;3/2/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. farm organizations said that they oppose U.S. President George W. Bush's proposal to cut direct payments to crop and dairy farmers by 5 percent and limit total payments to individual producers to $250,000 a year. But they already appear to be planning widely different strategies for how they will attempt lo derail the president's spending plans when the U.S. Congress begins to write the Fiscal 2006 appropriations bills. National Cotton Council and National Corn Growers Association leaders, who supported the president during the 2004 campaign, appear to be taking a more conciliatory approach to stopping the proposed cuts. National Farmers Union and other more liberal groups are not mincing words in their criticism of the President's budget package.


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