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Trump Reorganization Plan Offers Big Changes to USDA

Dan Industry News Release

A government reorganization plan by President Trump would rename the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Health and Public Welfare. Notably, the plan would move the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program from the Department of Agriculture to the new so-called welfare department.

trumpThe plan would also reorganize USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the food safety functions of the Food and Drug Administration into a single agency within USDA. The administration’s proposal would move USDA’s rural housing program to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Many of the proposals would require congressional approval and are expected to face significant opposition from both Democrats and some Republicans, according to the Washington Post.

The plan introduced Thursday would also merge the education and labor departments of the federal government, move the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works from the Department of Defense to the Department of Transportation and Department of the Interior, and make consolidations in the Department of Energy.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.