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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Sep 26, 2013 06:13 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

October Crop Report a Possible Victim of Any Prolonged Government Shutdown

Unlike USDA meat and poultry inspectors, the economists and statisticians who work for USDA's National Ag Statistics Service and World Agricultural Outlook Board are expected to be considered non-essential personnel. This means that they would not continue working in the event that the U.S. government is shut down next Tuesday due to a lack of an agreement on a spending plan to keep operating when the new fiscal year starts.

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