Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Feb 7, 2013 09:35 AM CST

I set out this week to better understand the relationship between the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration cuts. I was trying to figure out a little bit about how the cuts affect the USDA budget baseline and the farm bill.

I probably failed in that regard. Here's what I learned. The sequestration cuts that are supposed to take place March 1 could cut 8.2% from most farm programs. According to a White House Office of Management and Budget report last fall, the program cuts at USDA programs would add up to about $2.47 billion this year alone.

No, ...

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