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Local Farmers Fear Budget Cuts to Department of Agriculture

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Local Farmers Fear Budget Cuts to Department of Agriculture

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Local Farmers Fear Budget Cuts to Department of Agriculture
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6833176?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:05:37 +0000 Local Farmers Fear Budget Cuts to Department of Agriculture Local Farmers Fear Budget Cuts to Department of Agriculture http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6833176?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KAMC budget proposal.. seems to make good on more of the president's campaign promises. but it also leaves local ag producers uncertain about their future. a 21-percent cut to the department of agriculture budget.. most of that going to extra military spending. kamc's wes rapaport is here with details. wes bryan nothing too surprising here in the budget proposal released by the trump administration today.. but concern for local farmers about their future-- with major cuts coming to the department of agriculture... steve verett/plains cotton growers those of us in rural america tend to be supportive of the military and want to make sure we have a strong defense. as the white house releases president trump's proposed 20-18 budget-- cotton farmer steve verett with plains cotton growers-- says the president's plan to bolster the military has good intentions-- but leaves local ag producers with concerns... we just have to deal with it as it comes, but certainly it is troubling, the president's 1.15 trillion dollar budget plan includes recommendations for increases to the department of defense-- to the tune of 54 billion.. president donald trump: we are proposing a budget that will shrink the bloated federal bureaucracy and i mean bloated. while protecting our national security. in addition to boosts to defense and homeland security-- increases for veteran affairs and social security-- leaving a laundry list of other agencies to face major cuts-- like agriculture-- climate change-- and the arts... and unfortunately usda is one of those areas, it's a target for that. the people that supported this administration and mister trump in particular were the rural folks. rep mike conaway issued a statement thursday on the proposed numbers-- saying while he appreciates the attention on armed forces-- he's also worried about the cuts to ag... verett agrees... this tells you where the priorities are of an administration. especially where we're looking at doing some new things for cotton, or bringing cotton back under title 1. it gives us the idea that we've still got a challenge in front of us. wes the chairman of the lubbock county republican party tells me that after the release of the president's numbers here-- it's just too early to comment until some more finalized data comes out... bryan and wes, the republican proposal to repeal and




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