February 27, 2013 at 16:47 PM EST
Sequester-Driven Layoffs May Idle Meat Plants
A House agriculture subcommittee chairman acknowledged Wednesday that there's "a possibility" some meat plants could be idled if there's a mass layoff of USDA food inspectors under sequester cuts, although the lawmaker suggested a better solution would be rolling furloughs of some of the 8,500 meat inspectors.
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