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Relocation of the USDA Research Agencies: NIFA and ERS [May 1, 2020]   [open pdf - 468KB]

From the Document: "In October 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) relocated most staff positions at two of its research agencies--the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Economic Research Service (ERS)--from their long-term location in Washington, DC, to Kansas City, MO. About 75% of affected employees declined to relocate and left the agencies. While ERS and NIFA have prioritized hiring new staff, some agency activities have been reduced or delayed. The USDA budget request for FY2021 proposes an ERS staff level that is 41% lower than in FY2018--before the relocation."

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CRS In Focus, IF11527
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2020-05-01
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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