USDA Rural Housing Loans can take up to 60 days if you use a lender directly. You can contact USDA Rural Housing directly and you will get a lower interest rate but a much longer wait to close. Most home buyers chose to go with a lender directly because it so much quicker and easier than contacting USDA Service Centers.
You can contact Sue Wren, the area specialist:located in Aiken, SC.
(803) 649-4221 ext 126
(855) 551-0105 fax
If you prefer working with a loan officer and having an easier and quicker close I highly recommend Dan Hane with Palmetto South Mortgage. He can be reached at 803-312-4245 or email DHane@PalmettoSouth.com
If you are not currently working with an agent please feel free to contact me at 803-260-1372. I specialize in working with first time home buyers.
Best of Luck!