|Posted March 25,
2005, summarized from original report on feedstuffs.com:
The 2005 agriculture budget will be $2.8 billion lighter
as the Senate votes to keep the deep cuts proposed by
the Bush administration.
Republicans prevailed 54-46 after Senate Agriculture
Committee chairman Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.) pledged
that cuts "would not change policy" -- an
apparent reference to the President's proposal to cap
farm program benefits at $250,000 per farm.
The vote effectively banished an amendment that would
have restored full funding to the ag budget.