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USDA Announced Closure Of 259 Offices Nationwide

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Liza C. Moore
Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update
February 2012

On January 9, 2012, the USDA announced a "Blueprint for Stronger Service" aimed at streamlining the USDA. According to the news release, the USDA will close 259 domestic offices, facilities and labs across the country. Michigan FSA held a public meeting in Kalamazoo County on January 26, 2012 to take public comment on the proposed consolidation plan, which is considering consolidation of the Kalamazoo County FSA office.

View the USDA News Release for the Consolidation Proposal