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Some Kentucky Farm Service Agency Offices Might Close

Some Kentucky Farm Service Agency Offices Might Close

There could be some changes headed to western Kentucky farmers. The federal government might close one third of its Farm Service Agency offices.

Every county in western Kentucky has a Farm Service Agency office, with Lyon and Caldwell counties sharing one. According to the state director 30 of the 90 state offices might close, meaning 50 people would loose their job.

Changes are being made because of the loss of tobacco price supports for farmers. The agency tracked production, quota, and leases of tobacco. For the first time since the depression, farmers can grow and sell tobacco as they want, but they face open-market prices.

Without the price support system, there is less work for FSA agents.

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