Farm Groups Oppose USDA Rural Development Change

Fearing the devaluation of rural economic development concerns and the ensuing harm to small communities, a diverse coalition of rural organizations May 15 called on Congress to prevent any attempt to eliminate the Rural Development Mission Area and the Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue May 11 announced a reorganization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that would eliminate the rural undersecretary office and transfer the duties to a special assistant in the office of the secretary….Read Full Article Here.

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