That's from the Des Moines Register.
[Updated--here's the press release,
FSA has almost exactly half the 259 cuts being announced by Vilsack in his speech to Farm Bureau. And here's the fact sheeton the details. I didn't see any reference to any pre-clearance with Congress. Since the speculation is that Obama is going to run for re-election by bashing a do-nothing Congress, maybe the plan is to put this on the table, and let Republican Congresspeople yell about closures, then attack them for being hypocrites? Am I cynical today?]