S.D. Farmers Union opposes proposal to slow First Class mail delivery to five days

YANKTON, S.D. (KELO.com) — A proposal by the U.S. Postal Service to slow down first-class mail delivery draws heat from the South Dakota Farmers Union.

Currently, first-class mail is supposed to be delivered within a one to three-day time frame. However, to cut costs, USPS has proposed extending that to five days.

South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke says that it will cause major problems in rural America if that proposal is adopted.

He says the USPS plan would be bad for packages containing time-sensitive materials.

Sombke says Farmers Union will be working with members of Congress to put pressure on the USPS not to go through with their proposal.


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