Nunnelee monitors USDA decision to close Desoto Farm Service Agency

U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., issued this statement from Washington: “With the budget situation being what it is, cutbacks have to be made all across the federal government.

“The important thing is to make smart cuts that consolidate costs while maintaining effective service for our agriculture community,” he said. “I’ll continue to work closely with USDA to make sure that’s what happens.”

A county resolution urging DeSoto be pulled from the list of eight FSA “consolidations” across Mississippi looks all but certain. Medlin, of the Olive Branch area, was joined at the meeting at Hernando’s Gale Center by three of the other four supervisors: Harvey Wayne Lee of Hernando, Lee Perkins Caldwell of Nesbit and Mark Gardner of Southaven.

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