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USDA says it will close 259 domestic offices, make other changes to save $150 million per year
WaPo ^ | 1/9/12 | AP

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 ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: bigag; economy; inspections; monopolies
That is the only sentence, so no excerpt.
1 posted on 01/09/2012 4:59:29 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

This should help make food stamp fraud a lot easier for Barry’s folks.


2 posted on 01/09/2012 5:02:57 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: ColdOne

Who’s going to inspect the canned beef?


3 posted on 01/09/2012 5:03:03 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: ColdOne

OK now let’s close the ATF.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 5:03:53 PM PST by gaijin
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To: ColdOne

Gotta wonder how many offices they have?


5 posted on 01/09/2012 5:04:27 PM PST by decimon
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To: ColdOne

Wymins and Mineoritees hit hardest.....


6 posted on 01/09/2012 5:04:45 PM PST by GraceG
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7 posted on 01/09/2012 5:06:23 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: decimon

It also says “domestic offices” what they have foreign ones?


8 posted on 01/09/2012 5:06:56 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

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.


9 posted on 01/09/2012 5:08:53 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon; All

I just thought of it USDA is also the Forest Service. It makes sense to me now.


10 posted on 01/09/2012 5:10:03 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne
I just thought of it USDA is also the Forest Service.

When I pick up some forest at the supermarket, I'll be thankful it's safe to eat.

11 posted on 01/09/2012 5:12:43 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Thanks for the link. They never close anything without a reason, this will hurt farmers I am thinking.


12 posted on 01/09/2012 5:13:13 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

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.


13 posted on 01/09/2012 5:13:52 PM PST by patlin ("Knowledge is a powerful source that is 2nd to none but God" ConstitutionallySpeaking 2011)
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To: decimon
Your question got me to check out how many offices are here in New Jersey and found out the USDA has Agenicies and Offices that include:

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.

14 posted on 01/09/2012 5:16:04 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: ColdOne

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.


15 posted on 01/09/2012 5:19:20 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: capydick

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.


16 posted on 01/09/2012 5:20:29 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: decimon
When I pick up some forest in the supermarket, I'll be thankful it is safe to eat. No really I live in a area that has many forest service offices. http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=missionarea_NRE.xml
17 posted on 01/09/2012 5:21:12 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Fiji Hill

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.


18 posted on 01/09/2012 5:23:06 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: ColdOne
Should have been closed years ago, the USDA has offices in every county in the country, and many of those counties have had no farmers for years.
19 posted on 01/09/2012 5:24:37 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: ColdOne
Should have been closed years ago, the USDA has offices in every county in the country, and many of those counties have had no farmers for years.
20 posted on 01/09/2012 5:25:11 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: ColdOne; All
A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

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You may also use the "Search Public Forms" tool found in the left-side navigation panel by typing in all or part of the actual form name and clicking "Go". Pay.gov will return a list of all the agency forms that meet your search criteria. By clicking on the form name, you will be directed to that specific form.

21 posted on 01/09/2012 5:26:13 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: ColdOne

No it has nothing to do with the forestry department. USDA is united states department of agriculture.


22 posted on 01/09/2012 5:28:47 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: mdittmar

Thanks for that link.


23 posted on 01/09/2012 5:31:24 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: org.whodat

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=missionarea_NRE.xml


24 posted on 01/09/2012 5:35:25 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Fiji Hill

Awesome


25 posted on 01/09/2012 5:35:42 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: ColdOne

It needs to be the EPA!


26 posted on 01/09/2012 5:49:23 PM PST by jrd
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To: ColdOne; All

Good post; better thread. Cut, cut, cut. It’s the socialism, stupid. Cut it OUT! Let them die a death of a million cuts.

“Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task.” - Frederic Bastiat

DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic especially those (domestic) created throughout the years by the U.S. government.

DISMANTLE UNaccountable bureaucracies (more socialism).

DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.


27 posted on 01/09/2012 5:55:16 PM PST by PGalt
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To: ColdOne

Here’s another good idea, the USDA could stop insuring loans on non agriculture property. In most areas USDA lending zones start outside the suburbs. 1/2 acre lot? Get outside the suburbs and you can get a USDA insured home loan.


28 posted on 01/09/2012 5:55:42 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: ColdOne

Just don’t close those many offices in the counties that have no agriculture whatsoever!


29 posted on 01/09/2012 5:58:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: capydick

WOW! Aside from FSIS and APHIS, what in the hell do we need any of those agencies for?


30 posted on 01/09/2012 6:46:56 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: decimon
A - Z List of Federal Agencies

Prepare to spend some time on this website - HUGE list of federal agencies!

31 posted on 01/09/2012 7:02:10 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: mdittmar

Oops, sorry I double posted your list. Incredible how many government offices there are - I was astounded to see so many.


32 posted on 01/09/2012 7:03:10 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: jrd

Now if the EPA would close 99% of its offices we’d really have something going for us.


33 posted on 01/09/2012 7:04:36 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: South Hawthorne
Aside from FSIS and APHIS, what in the hell do we need any of those agencies for?

We don't. And this is just the USDA - imagine all the other bull$hit agencies that are within all the other Departments?

34 posted on 01/09/2012 8:34:20 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: From The Deer Stand

Maybe we all need to start talking about it and make it and issue for the Presidential elections


35 posted on 01/10/2012 6:37:40 AM PST by jrd
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To: MamaDearest

I’d seen this list before but forgot just how looong it is. Hmmmm...think I’ll save it and email it out. I wonder just how many of these agencies are duplicates with just a fancy name change? Betcha FReepers could wittle the list down to oh, maybe 5 or less!


36 posted on 01/10/2012 6:44:54 AM PST by azishot
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To: ColdOne; All

Thread BUMP! Cut, cut, cut.


37 posted on 01/10/2012 8:31:24 AM PST by PGalt
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