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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

USDA Service Center closed during shutdown


January 11, 2019

Marcus Huff

The USDA Service Center in Worland is closed during the government shutdown, with the exception of the National Resources Conservation Service, which is funded through Jan. 19.

WORLAND – The Washakie County United State Department of Agriculture Service Office, located in Worland and home to the Farm Service Agency, Rural Development, Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Washakie County Conservation District, remains closed due to a now 20-day government shutdown, although two of the agencies will remain open until Jan 19.

While USDA and FSA employees have been furloughed during the shutdown, NRCS has funding through Jan. 19 and employees remain in their offices.

Under a co-share agreement, the Washakie County Conservation District may work in the build...

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