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A USDA stamp is shown Wednesday on a cut of meat from W-2's Quality Meats in Worthington. (Aaron Hagen/Daily Globe)

Sequester could be felt locally

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WORTHINGTON -- With Congress facing yet another looming deadline -- this time to avoid sequester and billions of dollars in budget cuts -- the potential impacts to the public are wide-ranging and far-reaching. Sequestration, if not avoided by tonight's midnight deadline, would cut approximately $85 billion from the annual federal budget of $3.6 trillion.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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