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The Trump FY18 Budget–Its Message To Farmers

Stephanie Mercier takes a look at the targeted mandatory programs and cuts made from the farm bill, including commodity and crop insurance programs, conservation, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program.

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IG, GAO Say EPA Needs More Staffing Despite Agency’s Push For Buyouts

Top EPA Inspector General and Government Accountability Office (GAO) officials are warning lawmakers that the agency’s biggest needs to achieve its goals are more staffing and additional funding across a host of EPA offices, despite the Trump administration’s push to cut staffing including through hundreds of buyouts by the end[…]

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