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Fischer says crop insurance education crucial to fighting budget cuts

Fischer says crop insurance education crucial to fighting budget cuts
Courtesy/Sen. Deb Fischer

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says rural senators have to do a better job of educating their urban counterparts on why funding for things like crop insurance saves the country money.

Fischer told KNEB News crop insurance cannot take another hit in the next budget, as President trump is suggesting. She says in order to make the case for it, rural senators need to know it saves them from having to fund massive disaster funding .

Fischer said, “It’s misunderstood by many in the Senate and I find that very frustrating.  Farmers buy insurance and they only collect if there is a disaster. We have to be better at messaging that. ”


Fischer says crop insurance cannot take another hit in next year’s budget at a time when ag revenues have slumped due to declining commodity prices.

Fischer also  says she’s not jumping to any conclusions regarding the various investigations into the connections between the Trump Administration and Russia. Fischer added, “We know they interfere in many countries’ election and we can’t let that be ignored. I hear nothing but praise about the special prosecutor so we need to just sit back, let them conduct their investigation and await the facts.”

Fischer told KNEB News the key now is to have enough patience to see what the investigations produce regarding Russia and their alleged meddling.

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