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USDA Continues Controversial Call-Backs of Furloughed Employees

January 22, 2019 / Charles S. Clark

Continuing the Trump administration’s disputed approach of calling back furloughed employees before the partial government shutdown has ended, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday announced he is “reopening” the scattered offices of the Farm Service Agency. Since Jan. 17, specified offices of that Agriculture Department sub-agency have been providing “limited services for existing loans and tax documents,” the department noted in a release.