posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM
With the prospect of a government shutdown looming, the Senate approved legislation Wednesday to secure $85 billion in less-than-favored spending cuts intended to rein-in excessive federal deficits.
Reworking the across-the-board cuts,...
posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:29 PM
Speaking before the House Committee on Agriculture this week, USDA chief Tom Vilsack was scheduled to address the state of the rural economy. But the sequester’s across-the-board cuts quickly dominated the testimony. Several USDA programs could...
posted on February 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM
Department of Agriculture inspectors could be furloughed for up to 15 days, meaning meatpacking plants would have to intermittently shut down and there could be less meat in grocery stores.