Update: Perdue Reopening Several FSA Offices for Just 3 Days

January 16, 2019 10:14 AM

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced many FSA offices across the country will open for three days. In a Tweet, he stated the offices will be open on 1/17 (Thursday), 1/18 (Friday) & 1/22 (Tuesday) to help farmers with existing loans and other limited services.  He says USDA will bring back 2,500 employees to work at those FSA offices.

The partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight.  Congressional Democrats remain opposed to President Trump's demand for $5.7 billion dollars to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.  Democrats say they'll discuss border security once the government has reopened.

President Trump is expected later today to sign legislation that will provide workers with back pay after the shutdown ends.  The measure, which would pay federal workers for the work they perform or are blocked from performing during the shutdown, was passed by the House and Senate last week.  Secretary Perdue is expected to be on hand for that signing.

The Trump Administration has acknowledged the prolonged standoff over the border wall funding is having a greater impact drag than previously thought.  In a call with reporters, the White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman said the shutdown is reducing economic growth more than predicted.

For a list of the services that will be offered at FSA offices go here.

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I Guess
Springfield , IL
1/16/2019 07:53 PM

  Seriously!?!?!?!??!? Do you FSA folks feel like puppets yet???? Everyone should take vacation days!!!!!!

Duane Henicke
Beeville, TX
1/16/2019 07:54 PM

  This is the best news i have heard in a while. I may actually be able to put a crop in this year after all. Don't laugh, this second job of mine is paying both are rents.

Stephen Prissel
Ripon, WI
1/16/2019 08:24 PM

  I just wonder what some of you guys would all think if they shut it down for 6 months. Some of you who depend upon the government and yet scoff at it would be on your knees begging??? I would love to see what would happen if the government got out of your subsidies all together. Farming would be a whole lot different and a lot less of you. Would it change prices??? Answer that question and you have the solution, well maybe not???


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