Too Close For Comfort
As March 1 Deadline Nears, Officials Worry Furloughs Could Hurt Industry
Butchered meat hangs in cold storage at T&E Meats on Monday. Meat and poultry processors are concerned that if Congress fails to reach a budget deal, USDA inspectors will be furloughed. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Danny Stone cleans off a table after a day of butchering at T&E Meats on Monday. T&E Meats stands to lose thousands of dollars if USDA inspectors are furloughed next month. Those furloughs might happen if Congress fails to reach a budget deal by March 1.
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