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By Adrian Smith
U.S. Representative 

President's proposals would undermine agriculture's success


Earlier this month, President Obama released his budget even though it was due on February 4th. While the House and Senate have already passed 10-year budget resolutions and the President’s proposals have little chance of being enacted, it is a revealing look at his priorities and vision for America. Of particular interest to Nebraskans is how the President’s proposals would affect agriculture, the backbone of our local economy.

For example, President Obama’s 2014 budget proposes cuts to the federal crop insurance program. While we need to reduce our deficit and debt, it is counter...

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