Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Computer Task Force Meeting

I had a meeting in Albany today on an industry computer task force. You would be surprised what all computers are doing in our industry. One issue that is evident to me is that the computers FSA uses in Kansas City need a lot of work and money is just not in the Federal Budget to do it. This impacts everything from farm payments to farm marketings to handling of peanuts throughout the system. This presents a real challenge. Couple this with the individualism of state computer systems for grading and sometimes things can become pretty confusing.

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