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Thursday, June 28, 2007

FederalNewsRadio - Ask the CFO - Chuck Christopherson (USDA)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Charles Christopherson - Chief Financial Officer

It's going to be a whole new way of looking at government finances. USDA CFO Charles Christopherson says it may be June, but that January's initial deadline for implementing the Federal Funding Transparency Act needs to be taken seriously. Not only will the act make it easier for members of the public to understand how agencies, like the USDA, are spending their dollars, Christopherson says it may also force agencies to look at their numbers in ways they never considered. Christopherson also talks about the new approach to the farm bill and the impact of funding proposals for avian influenza and biofuels.

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