August 21, 2019 / 5:08 PM / 25 days ago

U.S. Agriculture Department pulls staff from crop tour after threat

CHICAGO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture pulled all staff from the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour after an employee received a threat, the agency said in a statement on Wednesday.

Federal Protective Services were contacted and are investigating the incident, the USDA said. (Reporting by Tom Polansek)

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