Government Shutdown and Agriculture

Taylor Hillman General

The effects of the government shutdown are already being felt in the agriculture sector. Here are just a few examples:
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website is shut down. See the message to the public by clicking here.
USDA meat inspectors will continue working because the position is considered necessary to national safety.
The Food and Drug Administration is only continuing limited activities related to drug approvals.
USDA crop reports could be delayed.