Earth Day Celebrations & FSA Closures
Earth Day Celebrations & FSA Closures plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.
Yesterday was Earth Day. Hundreds of celebrations were held across the country all aimed at bringing more awareness to the need to conserve and recycle. In our Nation’s Capital the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held an Earth Day Festival and Open House as the agency's celebration of Earth Month draws to a close. The festival and open house gave the public an opportunity to see some of the ways EPA protects human health and the environment.
President Obama does not immediately plan to close Farm Service Agency offices as part of his latest deficit control effort. Farm Bureau Farm Policy Specialist Mary Kay Thatcher says the seven leased offices and 15-hundred USDA employees President Obama and Secretary Vilsack want to combine into one office are not FSA offices.
THATCHER: I think what we are talking about here are
That consolidation is expected to save 62-million dollars over a 15 year office lease term.
Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.
Recently I wrote that hemp should be reinstated as a legal crop in the
Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.