The Hagstrom Report

Agriculture News As It Happens

Vilsack announces office closures, retirements

HONOLULU — The Agriculture Department will close 259 offices, facilities and laboratories across the country, including 131 Farm Service Agency offices in 32 states, as well as seven foreign offices as part of a plan to streamline operations and cut costs, Agricutlure Secretary Tom Vilsack said here Monday in a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Read More...