Farmers Union opposes USPS proposal to slow First Class mail delivery To 5 days

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- A proposal by the U.S. Postal Service to slow down first-class mail delivery is drawing heat from the 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 if that proposal is adopted it will cause major problems in rural America.

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.

Sombke says with rural America already facing an access problem for broadband services, getting hit with this USPS plan causes further difficulties.