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Ag Sec'y Sonny Perdue announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will relocate its Economic Research Service (ERS) and Nat'l Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) agencies to the Kansas City Region.

Ag Sec'y Sonny Perdue announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will relocate its Economic Research Service (ERS) and Nat'l Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) agencies to the Kansas City Region.

Conservative estimates show a savings of nearly $300 million nominally over a 15-year lease term on employment costs and rent or about $20 million per year. In addition, state and local governments offered generous relocation incentives packages totaling more than $26 million.

The move will affect over 500 people. There are 35,000 federal employees currently working in the Kansas City area, 5,000 of which are USDA employees

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Title Annotation:AT CLOSING NEWS
Publication:Agri Marketing
Date:Jun 1, 2019
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