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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Mar 26, 2014 04:40 PM CDT

Once again, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack got a lot of questions and concerns expressed Wednesday by members of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee about USDA plans to close as many as 250 county Farm Service Agency offices nationally.
At a subcommittee hearing, senators said they were worried about USDA attempting to make such cuts while implementing a new farm bill -- one with a far more complex commodity program than the 2008 legislation. Moreover, a lot of farmers just don’t have the capability to do some of the work needed for the FSA at home. Another problem is making sure ...

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