Farm leaders say Congress will reject President's budget for agriculture

Laws, Forrest
March 2006
Southeast Farm Press;3/1/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p30
Trade Publication
The article discusses U.S. President George Bush's budget cuts for agriculture in 2007. Mike Johanns states that these cuts are needed to help reduce the U.S. federal deficit and the savings will be used to fund programs in preparation for avian influenza, fight against bio-terrorism, and energy programs. Opposition to the President's budget proposal are offered, arguing that the cuts will burden the farmers particularly after the high fuel and fertilizer costs and hurricanes in 2005.


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