USDA Selects Kansas City for NIFA and ERS Relocation Site

On Thursday, June 13th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that Kansas City was selected to serve as the relocation site for the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Economic Research Service (ERS). Secretary Perdue stated that the move would save the Department roughly $20 million a year, and he indicated that the move would better serve farmers and attract a stronger workforce. Current employees at NIFA voted recently to form an employee union in part to have a greater say in the plans to relocate the agency.

More below:

https://www.kwch.com/content/news/Kansas-City-chosen-for-new-ERS-and-NIFA-location-511238411.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/06/13/usda-research-agencies-will-move-kansas-city-region-perdue-announces/

https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2019/06/13/secretary-perdue-announces-kansas-city-region-location-ers-and-nifa

https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12300-nifa-employees-vote-137-2-to-join-union

https://agri-pulse.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f5a0aaec713d79bbd5f7ec87c&id=e8a263197d&e=0c2b01eaa4

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