Overview of Department of Agriculture sequester cuts

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Research Service (ARS) entomologists Matt Hentz and David Hall inspect orange trees for Asian citrus psyllids that have been killed by the beneficial fungus Hirsutella citriformis in Florida on May 21, 2012. USDA photo by Stephen Ausmus.
  • $333 million from the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Children, and Infants (WIC). The shortfall would take away vital food assistance and health care services for 600,000 low-income mothers and their children.

  • $46 million from the Rental Assistance Program. More than 10,000 low-income tenants – mostly seniors, women, and Americans with disabilities – living in rural communities will lose their rental assistance.
  • $134 million from Wildland Fire Management. The Forest Service would have to cut back on hazardous fuel treatments for up to 200,000 acres, thereby increasing the risk of wildfires in many communities.
  • $8 million from the National Agricultural Statistic Service. 

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