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USDA Cuts Become Contentious
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Mar 5, 2013 04:41 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department on Friday raised no major objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline and said other options to get the oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries are worse for climate change.

OMAHA (DTN) -- A congressional hearing Tuesday promised to discuss the state of the rural economy, but the vast majority of the hearing was about the state of the sequester and why USDA isn't doing more to minimize the impacts.

Members of the House Agriculture Committee highlighted their problems with the way USDA would implement budget cuts. In particular, congressmen wanted assurances from ...

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