WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Bush administration will oppose farm-disaster aid that is not offset by cuts to other agricultural programs, the U.S. agriculture secretary said Tuesday.
Several senators and House members are trying to include $3 billion to $4.5 billion in farm-disaster aid in an Iraq supplemental-spending bill that Congress hopes to pass by April.
Johanns said part of the Agriculture Department's farm bill would help farmers hit by weather adversity.
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