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Vilsack: Sequester a Bad Policy
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Feb 21, 2013 08:23 PM CST

ARLINGTON, Va. (DTN) -- If members of Congress don't like how USDA has to implement budget cuts under the sequester, then they should stop writing the U.S. agriculture secretary letters and instead write a new bill.

That was U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's advice Wednesday as he talked to reporters about sequester cuts during the USDA Outlook Forum just outside of Washington.

"It's a bad, bad policy and I think when it was passed the assumption was it was so bad that folks would be reasonable and reach a consensus on an alternative," Vilsack said. "And that's what they should ...

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