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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Mar 20, 2013 03:44 PM CDT

UPDATE: The Senate voted Wednesday to provide extra funds for USDA to avoid furloughing meat inspectors as senators began wrapping up debate on a bill to fund the federal budget for the rest of the year.

In a voice vote, senators agreed to an amendment by Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., to move $55 million over to the Food Safety Inspection Service from a USDA fund used grants to fund new cafeteria equipment at schools, as well as money for maintenance at USDA. The move boosted FSIS' total budget for the year to $1.056 billion, which should adequately fund the agency ...

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