Regional
11:18 am
Wed August 24, 2005

Ag Department Closes Offices

Frankfort, KY – As expected, the U. S. Department of Agriculture has announced it's closing a third of its Kentucky offices in November and 46 jobs will be lost.
Farmers in counties selected for closing will be notified in writing beforehand and given a chance to pick an alternative office.
The farm service agency handles a variety of agriculture subsidy, conservation and loan programs. Its downsizing follows the end this year of the federal tobacco price-support program.
Thirty of the current 90 Kentucky FSA offices will be phased out in a two year consolidation plan.