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Washington wheat farmers oppose proposed Trump budget cuts

080912 – PULLMAN, WA – Combines comb a hilltop in the Palouse, just outside of Pullman, Washington Thursday.  Drought across much of the country has pushed crop prices higher; a bonus for northwest farmers who have experienced a good growing season. #123331

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state wheat farmers are protesting cuts to their safety net programs in a budget proposal released by President Donald Trump this week. The Spokesman-Review review reports growers are concerned about Trump's proposal to reduce federal spending on crop insurance and other programs by $47 billion over the next decade. The...

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