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Signal to Noise: Moving USDA Research Out of the Swamp

15:22PM Feb 01, 2019

DC Signal to Noise( Farm Journal )

It's flown mostly under the radar, but USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue is pushing a restructuring of USDA research services that would move the researchers out of the DC beltway and into the countryside. Randy Russell of the Russell Group joins DC Signal to Noise this week to give details on the effort to move the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), who is fighting for and against the move and what it will mean for farmers and ranchers. Plus Randy joins Pro Farmer Policy Analyst Jim Wiesemeyer and Farm Journal News Director John Herath to discuss the latest positive news on China trade, implementation of the new dairy margin program, and the continuing strong support for President Donald Trump in farm and ranch country.

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