Thursday, February 11, 2016

Obama budget cuts crop insurance, funds summer meal program

Obama budget cuts crop insurance, funds summer meal program Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc By Stephen Davies Funding for a nationwide initiative to feed poor kids during the summer and cuts to the crop insurance program are included in President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal 2017 budget, released today. “The budget includes proposals for USDA's crop insurance program that would incentivize farmers to choose production practices that minimize climate-change impacts, discourage farming on environmentally sensitive lands and highly erodible soils, and enhance resiliency in the future through soil protection,” according to the text of the budget proposal. “These include reducing the farmers' subsidy by 10 percentage points for harvest price revenue coverage and reforming coverage for prevented planting.” More: http://www.agri-pulse.com/Obama-budget-cuts-crop-insurance-funds-summer-meal-program-02092016.asp

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