Crop insurance juicy target in 'fiscal cliff' deal
WASHINGTON — Rural lawmakers worry that $9 billion in annual federal crop insurance subsidies are an easy target for spending cuts in a “fiscal cliff” deal so they're shopping around for a late compromise on a farm bill to protect them.
The chairmen of the House and Senate Agriculture committees already were set to make a sizable contribution to deficit reduction through a new farm bill. There were $2.3 billion in annual cuts...
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