February 13, 2018/Press Release

Does Josh Hawley Support the Administration’s Efforts to Slash Assistance to Farmers?

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Yesterday, President Trump unveiled a budget proposal that would cut funding to the Department of Agriculture by $3.7 billion and reduce the average premium subsidy for crop insurance from 62% to 48%. While Republican lawmakers such as Senator Pat Roberts have spoken out against cuts to crop insurance, Josh Hawley has not said whether he would support the President’s proposal.

“Agriculture is the backbone of Missouri’s economy, and cuts to crop insurance would severely hurt hard-working farmers. Josh Hawley needs to say whether he supports the administration’s decision to include such a cut in their proposed budget or if he would be an advocate for these programs, which are critical to so many farmers in Missouri.”

Missouri Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Brooke Goren