Wed. 8:15 p.m.: Chamber hoping to get USDA’s attention for office relocation

WARREN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to relocate two of its offices to a part of the country more rural than Washington, D.C., and at least one site in Trumbull County may be proposed for the agency to consider.

“I can confirm we are working with at least one local partner with plans to submit a proposal for a site in Trumbull County as a possible location for the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Economic Research Service headquarters,” said James Dignan, president and CEO of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Aug. 9 the department was to undergo a reorganization, with the two offices and most of their employees scheduled to leave the the capital region by the end of 2019, according to a news release from Perdue’s office.

Read more in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle.