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INSIDE WASHINGTON: House dismisses Trump's draconian ag budget cuts

House agricultural appropriations bill passed out of committee is $4.64 billion above President’s budget request.

President Donald Trump proposed deep cuts to agricultural programs, but in a major step for the House to put its stamp of approval on spending levels, it rejected the 21% cuts. The House version does still make cuts across the majority of programs, including farm loans, rural development, agricultural research and pest and disease control efforts.

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill on a voice vote. The bill totals

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