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USDA facilities closings won't affect Pierce County

A plan to close some U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) facilities nationwide won't affect Pierce County.

Linda Paul, director of the Pierce County Farm Service Agency (FSA), said Thursday the plan, reported by the National Farmers Union (NFU) earlier this month, won't have any impact here. Besides FSA, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), also with an office in Pierce, is on the facilities closings list.

"Only one county in Wisconsin will be affected: Marinette," Paul said about a county in Eastern Wisconsin near Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Jan. 25.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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