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Registered: ‎10-18-2016

Re: Trumps budget impact on rural america

I'm OK with many of the cuts in the USDA budget, but then, I never go to the FSA office so what do I care about their staffing?

I'm not thrilled if USDA NASS is cut, as I really, really use their reports.

Most of the other stuff is tax money that we are trying to get someone in NYC to give to rural counties.  Good deal if we can get away with it.  I can't get too fired up with it.

With more electronics, we should consolidate and close many USDA county offices.

It will help if the next farm bill (we don't really need one) is simpler to implement, taking fewer resources including less staff.