Trump ag budget meets outpouring of criticism
It didn’t matter who it was in Congress or the farm group whose proverbial ox was being gored, President Donald Trump’s proposed budget plan for deep spending cuts met a flurry of criticism.
The fiscal year 2018 budget proposal calls for $194 billion in cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by restricting eligibility and by requiring states to pay 25 percent of benefits. The proposal also calls for $28 billion in cuts in federally subsidized crop insurance and $6 billion in cuts over 10 years for conservation programs, as well as eliminating many rural development programs.
Even Trump’s own secretary of agriculture …