|USDA pares farm payments by $152 million due to budget sequester|
Bangor Daily News - 3/19/2013. By Charles Abbott, Reuters - The U.S. government will trim payments to 350,000 farmers by about $152 million to comply with automatic spending cuts that took effect at the start of this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Tuesday.
|The Folly of Endless Growth on a Finite Planet|
Common Dreams - 3/19/2013. By John Atcheson - Ask any policy wonk, politician or pundit – Republican, Independent or Democrat – about the sine qua non of economic policy, and the chances are pretty good their answer will boil down to one word: growth. But the economy can't continuously grow in a finite world, and we are already bumping up against limits.