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Vilsack: Subsidies to be cut 6.8%, dietary guidelines won’t include tax

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said this morning that payments under the Price Loss Coverage and the Agriculture Risk Coverage programs for 2014 will be cut 6.8 percent due to sequestration, no matter when a farmer went to a Farm Service Agency county office to sign up.

Vilsack made the comment in response to a question from Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn. at a House Agriculture Committee hearing.

Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell also told the committee that the dietary guidelines will not recommend a tax on certain foods .

Vilsack and Burwell also published blog Tuesday in which they said the dietary guidelines will not deal with sustainability.

–The Hagstrom Report

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