Ag Dodges First-Round Bullet

Kansas Viewpoint

No cuts to agriculture programs are in the debt reduction agreement, but it's not over yet

Published on: August 2, 2011
Agriculture cuts were not part of the debt reduction agreement pounded out in Congress at the last minute today, says Tyler Lund, an aide in the office of Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran.

That doesn't mean cuts aren't coming, however, he warned.

He said program reductions are very likely to come in the future when the "super committee" in charge of identifying more spending reductions gets to work.

Moran voted against the bill raising the debt ceiling and reducing spending, saying it was not good for the people he represents in Kansas.

Sen. Pat Roberts voted in favor of the bill. In a press release, he said he could not bring himself to take a chance on an actual default on U.S. obligations.