Steve Maurer, Ohio State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that USDA Secretary Thomas A. Vilsack has approved the closure of 5 FSA county offices in Ohio, a process that will begin immediately. The county offices confirmed for closure in Ohio are: Carroll, Clark, Meigs, Montgomery and Perry counties.
After the required notifications have been provided to producers, FSA employees and office landlords, closure dates will be established and made publicly available.
“FSA places the utmost priority on ensuring that our services to producers remain strong as this consolidation process begins,” said Bruce Nelson, FSA Administrator.
The agency will provide farmers and ranchers affected by closures an opportunity to choose the most convenient neighboring county office with which to conduct their future business with the agency. In addition, all employees in a closing office will be provided an opportunity to continue their work with FSA.
The Carroll County office will be consolidated with the Tuscarawas County FSA office and located in New Philadelphia.… Continue readingRead More »