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Farm Lobby Notes Possible New House Speaker Ryan Has Targeted Crop Insurance Cuts Before

As Budget chairman from 2011 to 2014, Ryan twice proposed that farmers pick up a larger share of their insurance costs by reducing the federal government's share, which on average amounts to 62% of premium costs to cover more than 130 crops – the bulk of the crop insurance subsidy costs go to corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton. President Barack Obama has also proposed cutting the farmer premium subsidy in his prior budget requests.

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