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Sequestration Will Not Impact Direct Farm Payments

Marion County FSA Director Angie Vos says that direct payments will continue this year, despite the sequestration. Vos tells KNIA/KRLS News that there were a lot of rumors out there that those payments would end for the ACRE and DCP programs, but she was told last week cutting those direct payments is off the table. Sequestration could impact their staffing, however. Vos says it sounds like each employee will have to take a five-day furlough. She says if that occurs, it will be near the end of the summer and they will rotate the furloughs so the office remains open.