A shutdown of the federal government looms as Congress attempts to negotiate a spending bill. Many are wondering what this means for U.S. agriculture.

USDA posted a document on its website, dated Sept. 27, stating that it is "working to ensure that we are prepared for all possible scenarios," according to Delta Farm Press, a sister publication of Hay & Forage Grower. "Agency operational plans are still being finalized, but in the event of a government shutdown, most USDA activities would be shut down or significantly reduced and most USDA employees would be furloughed."

Some USDA functions related to law enforcement, protection of life or property, or those funded another way would continue, according to the USDA document.

Read the full Delta Farm Press story for more information.

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