WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an updated list of federal programs and services available to farmers as well as other agriculture related groups during and beyond the government shutdown.
The list outlines services that will be available during the shutdown as well as programs and services that are discontinued from January 1 until the end of the shutdown.
Many programs that benefit rural Americans will continue through the government shutdown and beyond including meat and egg inspection services, grain commodity inspection, Market Facilitation Program, trade mitigation and agricultural export credit.
Some USDA services have been discontinued until further notice include the Farm Service Agency, recreation sites within U.S. National Parks, NASS Statistics and provision of new rural development loans.
For a complete list of continued and discontinued programs and services visit the USDA’s website.