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Published January 09, 2012, 06:50 PM

USDA says it will close 259 offices

DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will close 259 domestic offices, labs and other facilities as part of an effort to save $150 million per year, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Jan. 9.

By: Michael J. Crumb, Associated Press

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