‘Devastating’ crop insurance cut sends lawmakers scrambling

From Agri-Pulse

Members of the House Agriculture Committee were waging a last-minute, uphill fight to stop a $3 billion cut to crop insurers that’s contained in a two-year budget agreement between congressional leaders and the White House.

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said he was trying to persuade House GOP leaders to roll back the cut before the House is expected to vote on the deal Wednesday.

“The overall impact would be to flush insurance companies out of the business,” Conaway said. Read the rest of the story here.