Harvest Public Media
How is the government shutdown affecting your farm or agri-business?
Information is power. So when the government shut down this week -- cutting off reports on agricultural commodities -- producers discovered what it meant to work without USDA reports. For instance, the October crops report might be in jeapardy. Is this affecting you or your farming operation? Will this data lock-out hurt small producers more than large ones?
How are you being affected by the government shutdown? Do you have a Farm Service Agency loan? Or maybe you're having problems with a rural economic development program?
We are doing a story for NPR about how the government shutdown is affecting farm country and we'd like to hear from you.