January 21, 2020

Budget- Farm Subsidies; Ag Economy; Biofuels; Trade Issues; and Climate Change Issues

Budget-Farm Subsidies

Philip Brasher reported yesterday at The Des Moines Register Online that, “The Obama administration’s proposed cuts in farm subsidies appear dead for now, but lawmakers are still looking for money to improve school lunches and other child nutrition programs.

That means farm programs could be on the block again, said Tara Smith, a policy analyst for the American Farm Bureau Federation. ‘We know we’re going to have to fight that battle many times over the coming year,’ she said.

For now, though, lawmakers have firmly rejected President Barack Obama’s plans to curb farm spending.”