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FSA plans to reopen offices, add services during shutdown

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All Farm Service Agency offices nationwide will reopen shortly to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the government shutdown. The announcement by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue came after select FSA offices provided limited hours of service Jan. 17, 18 and 22. Those offices as well as others nationwide will be open beginning Jan. 24, but not ... Read More »

Don’t expect USDA market reports, ag statistics during government shut down

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Don’t look for any type of U.S. Department of Agriculture market reports, ag statistics or supply and demand estimates as long as the government remains shut down. That was the status update the USDA issued Dec. 28, 2018, one of the last days its public relations department was still working. Some functions, such as inspection of agricultural goods — including ... Read More »