Fiscal cliff debate threatens ASMI int’l marketing budget

Congressional spending cuts could smack the Alaska Seafood Marketing  Institute with a 40 percent reduction in future federal “Market Access Program” grants that provided more than half of the  Alaska Seafood Marketing  Institute. “The ‘Farm Bill,’ especially the MAP program, is in the bull’s eye, period.  There is no doubt about that,” warned Naresh Shrestha, ASMI’s chief financial  officer, during the institute’s “all hands” meeting in Seattle, Nov. 28 to  30. Read more: http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/December-Issue-3-2012/Fiscal-cliff-debate-threatens-ASMI-intl-marketing-budget/#ixzz2F9OkYZD0