U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s deficit plan, which proposes to cut $8.3 billion over 10 years from federal crop insurance:
     “Farmers know we need to balance the budget and are willing to do their part — but they have also made clear that one of the most important benefits they receive from the federal government is crop insurance, a public-private partnership,” said Moran. “We should be listening to those who know best and not drastically reducing support for such a vital program — which has already sustained significant cuts over the last five years. Given the devastating effects of the drought in Kansas and weather-related disasters across the country, the President should be supporting, not weakening, this important cost-share insurance program.”