Richard Fordyce will soon have a different view than the one he enjoys from his tractor on his farm outside Bethany. The former state director of agriculture will soon take over the Farm Service Agency at USDA, overseeing the agency’s 2,100 county offices from Washington. Fordyce says he shares Secretary Sonny Perdue’s vision of making USDA the most customer-friendly federal department.
Fordyce says one way to improve service is for a hiring freeze to be lifted.
New Farm Service Agency administrator Richard Fordyce became Missouri’s state FSA director in November, after serving for three years as Missouri’s Director of Agriculture. He was our guest Tuesday afternoon on Ag Insight: