NEWS
USDA Returns to Work
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:28 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- USDA Farm Service Agency offices should finally open Thursday after the federal shutdown ended Wednesday evening.

Agriculture Department offices throughout the country, including county FSA offices, should open following President Barack Obama's signing of the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014 that the House and the Senate passed late Wednesday.

USDA will be expected to update farmers on the status of delayed Direct Payment checks that normally are sent out earlier in October. Checks for conservation programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program also have been delayed throughout the federal shutdown.

The White House Office of Management and ...

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