The Department of Agriculture announced the job cuts at its annual meeting on Wednesday.
The cuts come as part of an effort to modernize its workforce, which is now 50 percent smaller than it was 10 years ago.
In February, the USDA said it would cut about 1,000 jobs, mostly in its food services sector.
It also cut its workforce in food processing, packaging and food safety.
The department also announced a $50 million plan to modernizing its facilities and facilities that handle waste and composting.
USDA spokesman John Loh said the agency is making an “aggressive effort to reallocate workforce resources to help us meet our goals.”
He added that the agency also will be creating an “employee and mentor program” that will train more than 300,000 new positions.
The USDA’s job cuts come in response to several factors, including the ongoing opioid crisis, as well as a decline in the number of farm workers, Loh added.
The budget plan was introduced by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee.
He said the plan would cut $200 million from the budget over the next two years to fund the modernization of the USDA workforce.
Last year, the House voted to give the USDA $2 billion to modernization, but the proposal fell short of the amount.
The Agriculture Committee also voted to add $2.7 billion to the farm bill, which Congress approved last month.