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USDA Faces October Shutdown
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Sep 27, 2013 02:42 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warned Friday that House leaders need a team for the farm bill that will negotiate in good faith.

In an interview with DTN, Vilsack said USDA faces the prospect of a dual fiscal problem hitting the department on Tuesday. USDA employees go into the weekend knowing the farm bill expires Sept. 30, as well as waiting to see if Congress will keep the government operating.

The uncertainty of not having a farm bill will affect USDA employees first. "When you add to that the disruptive nature of the lack of clarity about the ...

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