Federal Budget Talks Could Hobble Calif. Food Industry
Budget talks unfolding in Washington this week could have major implications for California's massive food and agriculture industry.
On Friday, the White House warned that if automatic cuts go into effect March 1, the nation's meat and poultry industry could effectively shut down for two weeks. That warning has to do with food inspectors -- but what is the president talking about when he says the industry could shut down?
Host Stephanie Martin talks with Democratic Congressman John Garamendi. His Northern Calfornia district, which stretches from Fairfield to the Mendocino National Forest, includes many rural areas. On Wednesday, Garamendi became the newest member of the House Agriculture Committee.