USDA opens 90 offices to help Kansas farmers


The US Department of Agriculture is opening Kansas offices to help farmers with loans and taxes.

About 90 offices will be open in the state during the shutdown, even though employees won’t be getting paid. Farmers can go get help with 1099 tax forms and existing loans.

A Shawnee County Agriculture Agent, Leroy Russell, said the opening of the offices will help get farmers on track.

“They constantly have to do a planning reports or harvesting reports,” said Russell. “And we still have some farmers that haven’t harvest everything yet, because of the weather that we’ve had. And so they’re got to get those reports in. And so they’re getting farther behind on them.”

The 90 offices will be open today, Friday and next Tuesday.

For a list of open offices, click here.

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