Sec. Vilsack isn't content with trying to come up with standard definitions of reporting dates, crops, and acreages among crop insurance, FSA, etc. He also wants to standardize definitions of "rural". He knows we have (at least) 11 now, and that's too many.
Good luck to him I suspect he'll find several of them are written into law, and most of the rest likely trace back to law. All of them, I guess, are well embedded into the procedures of the agencies which have to employ them. So, feeling cynical today, I suggest he devote his time and energy to something more productive. Perhaps a perpetual motion machine?