USDA official defends budget cuts

Laws, Forrest
June 2005
Southeast Farm Press;6/1/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 15, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the U.S. department of agricultural officials who have defended the budget cuts in the agriculture sector. Speaking at a press briefing after the business roundtable meeting, deputy agriculture secretary Charles Conner said that he was optimistic and a reasonable solution can be found on the administration's budget proposals that meets the criteria for deficit reduction and is fair and equitable to farmers in all regions of the country. The U.S. President George W. Bush's 2006 budget request does include the payment limit changes.


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