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Trump’s budget request dead on arrival

Congress unlikely to accept drastic cuts President Trump proposed to agricultural priorities.

The Trump Administration’s fiscal 2019 budget request was met with criticism and likely another round of “dead on arrival” reception on Capitol Hill. The proposal cuts the U.S. Department of Agriculture budget by 16%, on top of cutting farm bill investments by $260 billion – nearly $30 billion more in farm bill cuts versus the previous year’s proposal.

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