Members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors are returning after spending the past two days in Washington
Members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors are returning after spending the past two days in Washington.
Kevin Peterson...who raises hogs, corn and soybeans on his farm near Osceola...says much conversation centered on the automatic across-the-board budget cuts...the so-called sequestration.Peterson says he tried to hammer home that all the rhetoric about furloughing meat inspectors cost Nebraska producers money...a lot of money. . .
Kevin Peterson, Osceola, member of NE Farm Bureau Bd of Directors; "$40,000"
Peterson says he tried to get across that what might seem like political games in Washington has real-world impacts.
A member of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors is returning after the board spent two days in the nation's Capitol. Kevin Peterson, who farms near Osceola, says he tried to bring home to those in Washington that all the rhetoric about the so-called sequestration made a big, negative impact in Nebraska...especially when President Obama and the Secretary of Agriculture stated that sequestration would force the USDA to lay off meat inspectors. . Peterson; "difficult than that"
Peterson says a neighbor told him the price drop cost him 40-Thousand dollars when he sold cattle.
A Nebraska Farm Bureau board member says the political rhetoric in Washington leading up to sequestration cost Nebraska producers plenty. Osceola farmer Kevin Peterson says farmers became political pawns as the Obama Administration threatened to furlough meat inspectors if the across-the-board budget cuts took effect. Peterson says the threat caused livestock prices to plummet. Peterson; "in the country"
Peterson says one of his neighbors lost 40-Thousand dollars when the prices dropped last week.
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