The federal budget agreement signed on April 15 by President Obama - which cuts $38.5 billion in spending while funding the government through Sept. 30 and averting a government shutdown - includes cuts to several programs that involve food retailers. However, these cuts are not expected to have a negative impact on the food industry, at least in the short term, according to government and trade association officials contacted by SN. Areas of the budget agreement linked to the food ...

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