Reactions mixed to Obama 2013 budget proposal

Bennett, David
February 2012
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;2/16/2012, p5
The article discusses various reactions concerning the budget proposals by U.S. President Barack Obama for the farm industry for fiscal year 2013. Oklahoma Representative Frank Lucas believed that the budget proposals would impact investment in stable food supply. Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow disagreed with the reduction in crop insurance subsidies. The elimination of direct payments in the proposal was also criticized by the industry due to absence of alternative safety net proposal.


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