Ag budget similar to past requests

Ag budget similar to past requests

Suggestions for crop insurance cuts unlikely to find support in ag circles.

PRESIDENT Barack Obama sent his funding requests for the 2016 fiscal year to the Republican-led Congress last Monday, offering few new ideas from some of his past proposals that have been dead-on-arrival.

Overall, the budget provides $25 billion in discretionary resources, an increase of about $800 million from the 2015 enacted level.

Obama again proposed changes to crop insurance subsidies. Currently, crop insurance costs t

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