PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - Two Farm Service Agency offices in the Pine Belt and nearly a dozen similar facilities in Mississippi are due to be closed as part of a nationwide cost-cutting plan by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Offices in Purvis and Raleigh are scheduled to close.
The USDA wants to shut down 259 offices and facilities across the country, including nine in the Magnolia State, in hopes of saving $150 million a year.
46 states will be affected by the cuts.
No word on whether employees will be laid off or moved to other locations.