U.S. Rural Economy

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on the the state of the rural U.S. economy. The majority of the hearing was focused on the… read more

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on the the state of the rural U.S. economy. The majority of the hearing was focused on the furloughs resulting from sequestration budget cuts and their impact on meat inspections. Secretary Vilsack said that furloughed meat inspectors would not affect food safety but would have a significant ripple effect on food production with plant closures and rising food prices. He also reiterated the urgency of passing a farm bill in 2013.

“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and took effect March 1, 2013. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
311319-1
Category:
House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 5, 2013
Last Aired:
Mar 8, 2013

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  • Mar 05, 2013 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 05, 2013 | 10:06am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 05, 2013 | 8:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 06, 2013 | 2:05am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 07, 2013 | 11:21pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 08, 2013 | 5:52am EST | C-SPAN 3
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