What A Concept – Move the Department of Agriculture Closer to the Agriculture

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from the Blaze:

Government employees throw fit because their agency is being moved to flyover country

Why shouldn’t the Department of Agriculture work closer to the people it serves?

Employees stood and turned their backs to Sonny Perdue on Thursday as the agriculture secretary detailed the move of two of USDA's key research agencies out of Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that government would move two research agencies within the U.S. Department of Agriculture jobs out of Washington, D.C., to areas in the United States where food actually comes from, and bureaucrats aren’t happy about that.

On Thursday, the USDA announced plans to relocate the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to the Kansas City, Missouri, region, in an effort to put the offices closer to farming areas.

“Following a rigorous site selection process, the Kansas City Region provides a win win,” Perdue said in a Thursday statement, “maximizing our mission function by putting taxpayer savings into programmatic outputs and providing affordability, easy commutes, and extraordinary living for our employees.”

“There is already a significant presence of USDA and federal government employees in the region, including the Kansas City ‘Ag Bank’ Federal Reserve,” Perdue’s statement concludes. “This agriculture talent pool, in addition to multiple land-grant and research universities within driving distance, provides access to a stable labor force for the future. The Kansas City Region will allow ERS and NIFA to increase efficiencies and effectiveness and bring important resources and manpower closer to all of our customers.”

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