Sequester Day Arrives
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Mar 1, 2013 09:32 AM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Following the failure of Democratic and Republican bills in the Senate to delay the sequester, the automatic funding cuts in all federal agencies for the remainder of the fiscal year including the Agriculture Department were set to go into effect Friday, but no immediate impact is expected.

President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders for less than an hour Friday morning to discuss a last-minute deal to avoid the sequester, but the meeting yielded no results and a deal had not been reached by late Friday afternoon, the Associated Press reported. Instead, the president and Republican congressional ...

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