Ag Committee Questions Secretary Vilsack on Plans to Implement the Sequester

The House Agriculture Committee recently held a public hearing to review the state of the rural economy with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack. In light of the March 1 effective date for the sequester, the primary topic of discussion was how USDA planned to implement the across-the-board spending cuts and what impact they would have on the agriculture sector.

The hearing audio/video can be accessed by visiting


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