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Obama Argues Against Sequester
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Feb 5, 2013 04:44 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday to rethink the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect March 1.

Farmers could see cuts in farm programs and less opportunity to enroll in some conservation programs if the budget cuts typically referred to as "sequestration" go into effect.

The president argued that "deep, indiscriminate cuts" would slow down the economic recovery and cost jobs. Obama said budget cuts could be packaged with tax reform, which implies a push for more federal revenue.

"There is no reason that the jobs of thousands of Americans who work in national ...

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