From the Wall Street Journal:
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R., Okla.) represents what he calls one of the largest agricultural areas in the nation. But on Wednesday, he said that “everything is on the table” for spending cuts in 2012 — including farm subsidies.
“Everything is on the table in 2012; there are no circumstances beyond touch in 2012,” Mr. Lucas told Washington Wire after the House wrapped up a series of votes. “You watched the body I’m a part of. We are very focused on getting a grip on spending — that means a lot of things even I like.”
Congress sets farm subsidies every four years in a farm bill that lawmakers traditionally do not alter until the next farm bill. The last farm bill was completed in 2008 and the next is scheduled to be completed in 2012.
For more, see: Ag Chairman Lucas: Farm Subsidies on the Table in 2012