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ERS, NIFA relocation discussion shows partisan divide

Democrats opposed to move, while House Republicans call for attention to more important issues.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is set to announce any day the site selection for the relocation outside of the Washington, D.C., region for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA). Although opposition has been loud from past ERS and NIFA administrators and current staff, Republicans are now pointing fingers at congressional Democrats that they’re not tackling more important agricultural issues.

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