Crop Insurance Targeted for $14 Bil. in Savings in FY 2015 Admin. Budget
Vilsack defended the administration's decision to repeat its proposal to slash spending crop insurance spending just after the idea was rejected by Congress in writing the 2014 Farm Bill. He said the administration was staying consistent with past budget proposals while identifying ways to pay for other initiatives. "Budgets are statements of priorities, and as you know we're dealing with a budget in which Congress has set a defined amount of money in which we are to fund all of the activities of the federal government," he said.