Skip to comments.USDA says it will close 259 domestic offices, make other changes to save $150 million per year
Posted on 01/09/2012 4:59:24 PM PST by ColdOne
WASHINGTON USDA says it will close 259 domestic offices, make other changes to save $150 million per year.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
This should help make food stamp fraud a lot easier for Barry’s folks.
Who’s going to inspect the canned beef?
OK now let’s close the ATF.
Gotta wonder how many offices they have?
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It also says “domestic offices” what they have foreign ones?
Here’s a complete story: http://news.yahoo.com/usda-close-249-offices-cost-saving-move-002203863.html
USDA had more than 100,000 employees last year.
I just thought of it USDA is also the Forest Service. It makes sense to me now.
When I pick up some forest at the supermarket, I'll be thankful it's safe to eat.
Thanks for the link. They never close anything without a reason, this will hurt farmers I am thinking.
Consolidating the dictatorship at mach speed. Did anyone check to see how many new positions are available through the DC office? History tells us they are by no means shrinking, they are merely consolidating the central point of all activity which saves money via less office space rental, not on actual employee payroll. I mean really, 150 mil a year? That’s peanuts as in rental, not payroll.
The Farm Service Agency,
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Economic Research Service (ERS)
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Forest Service (FS)
Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration GIPSA)
National Agricultural Library (NAL)
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Rural Development (RD)
Risk Management Agency (RMA)
Civil Rights (CR)
Departmental Management (DM)
National Appeals Division (NAD)
Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO)
Office of Budget and Program Analysis (OBPA)
Office of Communications (OC)
Office of Chief Economist (OCE)
Office of Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)
Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
Office of Congressional Relations (OCR)
Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS)
Office of Environmental Markets (OEM)
Office of Executive Secretariat (OES)
Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Office of Tribal Relations (OTR)
Unbelievable. I'm sure that office of Tribal Relations and Civil Rights really gives the taxpayer a return on their tax dollars.
In 1963, Tom Anderson, editor of Farm and Ranch magazine, proposed passing a law mandating that the number of Department of Agriculture employees must not exceed the number of farmers.
Well, it did get the “Injuns” too lackadaisical to rebel. We could use some rebellious Injuns about now, refusing to settle for an easy subsidized life.
I read that there are four government employees of the USDA for every farmer. There are more county agents “helping agriculture” than there are farmers at the present time.
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