Scientists Upset With Moving Two USDA Research Agencies

Wochit Politics
Published on Dec 18, 2018

According to Science Magazine, Agricultural scientists are deeply unhappy with a plan by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move two of its research agencies out of Washington, D.C. On 9 August, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to relocate the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in Washington, D.C., and the Economic Research Service (ERS), its major in-house research and statistical office. Perdue said the move would bring those agencies closer to the farmers and ranchers and claimed the move would save money through cheaper rent and enable the USDA to attract and retain top scientists now repelled by the high cost of living in the nation’s capital.…

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