Moran speaking to the Baldwin City Rotary Club at Baker University. (Photo credit: Stephen Koranda)
Kansas Senator Jerry Moran says the next federal farm bill is likely to cut back or eliminate some farm subsidies. The Republican from Manhattan says that while many lawmakers are focused on cutting spending, he’s hoping to protect money allocated to support the federal crop insurance program. Moran says that the need for crop insurance has been highlighted recently, as drought and a late spring freeze have affected Kansas farmers.
The ag committees in both the U.S. House and Senate are expected to start debating and amending versions of a new farm bill this month.
Members of U.S. House and Senate committees are about to start work on a new farm bill. And with a mood to cut spending in Washington, some things could be on the chopping block. As KPR’s Stephen Koranda tells us, Senator Jerry Moran is hoping to avoid cuts to one farm bill program.