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Mon Apr 8, 2013 05:42 AM CDT

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EPA Employee Furloughs to Begin April 21

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun issuing notices to individual employees in preparation for unpaid days off that are scheduled to begin April 21. EPA Assistant Administrator Craig Hooks said in an email to agency employees last week that they would be receiving the notices beginning as early as last Friday.

Federal agencies are required to provide employees with a written decision describing the specific reasons for a furlough, according to guidance issued by ...

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  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
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