USDA Cuts Up in the Air
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Feb 12, 2013 04:46 PM CST

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (DTN) -- While possible sequestration cuts could begin as soon as March 1, USDA is still examining the possible effects on farm programs, a senior USDA official said Tuesday.

Michael Scuse, the department's undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, spoke at the crop insurance industry's annual meeting near Palm Springs, Calif. During the question-and-answer session, DTN asked Scuse about how farmers would be affected by possible cuts to commodity and conservation programs.

"We still have all of the attorneys at USDA looking at all of the programs and how they will in fact be affected if ...

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