Trump budget proposes steep cut for USDA as farmers grapple with crisis
Monday, 11 March 2019 President Donald Trump's 2020 budget on Monday proposed a 15 percent cut for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, calling its subsidies to farmers "overly generous" at a time they are going through the worst crisis in decades due to depressed commodity prices and Trump's trade tariffs.
President Donald Trump released his 2020 budget on Monday, which includes a proposed 15 percent cut for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Reuters reports the budget called the USDA's subsidies to farmers “overly generous." Trump requested $20.8 billion for the USDA, which is a cut of $3.6 billion...
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