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NAWG Voices Concern About President’s 2020 Budget Proposal

March 11, 2019

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Washington, D.C. (March 11,
2019) – Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget Acting Director
Russ Vought released the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget of the United
States Government: “A Budget for a Better America: Promises Kept. Taxpayers
First.”

In response, NAWG President
and Lavon, TX wheat farmer Ben Scholz issued the following:

“While NAWG continues to
review the budget proposal in more detail, we do see that it proposes drastic
cuts to some key programs for farmers. Congress just passed a farm bill by
historical margins from both sides of the aisle which rejected many of these
misguided cuts to agriculture that are proposed in the President’s budget
request. 

“The Administration’s 2020 proposal will make crop insurance policies more expensive for farmers when input costs already remain high and commodity prices are low. This additional cost could result in many growers not having insurance and may make it difficult for them to stay in business. NAWG will continue to impress upon Congress the difficult economic conditions in wheat country and thus why these programs shouldn’t be cut through the budget and appropriations process.”

Source: National Association of Wheat Growers

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