Friday, October 07, 2005

Trade negotiations and budget cuts

A good week in Washington. Libby Quaid of the Associated Press reported yesterday on Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns' call for reform of farm subsidies, in order to improve the U.S. negotiating position in World Trade Organization talks. Quaid reported Wednesday on the Senate Agriculture Committee's decision to postpone indefinitely consideration of a bill that would cut food stamps while simultaneously protecting wealthy farmers from caps on their crop subsidies.

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