In the wake of the government shutdown, the ag industry is twisting in the wind, wondering if a new Farm Bill will ever be approved. Without a Farm Bill extension, farmers and ranchers are uncertain what U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs will continue. Some services already are impacted. At the Farm Service Agency office, prerecorded messages advise to email the office. This message states it is uncertain when the inquiry will be answered, due to the lack of funding due to the partial government shutdown. Even government lawsuits are being stalled. . . .
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