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USDA Announces Receipt of 136 Expressions of Interest in Hosting ERS & NIFA

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has received 136 expressions of interest from parties in 35 states interested in becoming the new homes of the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).  In August, Perdue announced that most ERS and NIFA personnel would be moving to outside the …

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Agriculture Leaders Unite to Oppose USDA Relocation Plans

Dan Industry News Release

A coalition of agriculture leaders is urging the Trump Administration to reconsider a plan to reorganize and relocate Department of Agriculture agencies. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced in August that the department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Economic Research would be moved out of Washington, DC, to save money and be closer to the agricultural community. The plan …

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Perdue Defends USDA Reorganization Plan that Moves Offices Out of DC

Dan Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue this week defended every aspect of his proposal to move some Agriculture Department offices out of the Washington Area. USDA has plans to place the Economic Research Service under the Office of the Chief Economist and to move most National Institute for Food and Agriculture employees out of Washington. In a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee …

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Concerns Growing over USDA Reorganization

Dan Industry News Release

Land-grant universities and other organizations are expressing concerns over the administration’s plan to move Department of Agriculture agencies out of the nation’s capital. USDA recently announced it will move the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture out of Washington, D.C., to a more “cost-effective” location closer to farmers. The Public and Land-grant Universities Board on …

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USDA Announces Further Reorganization

Dan Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday announced it would move some jobs out of Washington, D.C. under a realignment plan. The agency says the moves are intended to “improve customer service, strengthen offices and programs, and save taxpayer dollars.” As per the announcement, The Economic Research Service, currently under USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics mission area, will realign with the …