This is triggered by an FCW piece/ report on a GovExec conference, quoting Chad Sheridan, the CIO of RMA, discussing USDA's plans to consolidate CIO's, combine mission support functions of FSA, NRCS, and RMA, and serve as the pilot for a GSA program. See also this FCW piece.
The new website, farmers.gov, went online February 1. They're starting small, very small, which is good.
This is what they promise:
"Check back monthly for new features, including:
Mobile-friendly service center locator
Program descriptions with an interactive requirements tool
Improved account login process for easy access to USDA accounts
Customer and mobile-friendly digital forms
Calendar of local events and program due dates
Customizable data dashboard
And much more"