|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.