In two days they will be asking for more money, guaranteed.
I just don't see where they have credibility, but maybe I'm wrong. Wikipedia says that as of June last year, the USDA had employed 105,778 employees. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) are the inspectors who are saying they are short staffed. They have a budget of $800 million and employ 7,000 people, 5,000 of which are out inspecting.
Do they really not have enough inspectors? Are there too many farms?
The USDA says that there are just too many vacancies within the department. Seems like CYA time to me. "It's not our fault!" "I know that this is what you pay us to do but we need more! MORE!" So who governs the government? Is this what socialized healthcare is going to look like? You can bet your ass on that.
"The agency has 7,800 inspectors covering 6,200 federally inspected establishments, 900 of which slaughter livestock."
If you need me I'll be at the reloading bench.