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By RICK BOSTON
Staff Writer 

Government Shutdown Could Be Trouble For Cove Farmers

Planning, Loans, Crop Insurance, Farm Bill and Spring Planting all Affected

 

January 24, 2019

Farmers across the United States could be facing a difficult year due to the government shutdown. Many agriculture related offices are closed, and services on hold until the shutdown ends.

As the government shutdown enters its second month, a lot of attention has been focused on the thousands of government employees who have either been furloughed or have been forced to work without pay since the standoff between President Donald Trump and the Democratic-controlled Congress began.

With many federal services either cut back or closed completely, there is no shortage of people struggling to survive while feeling the effects of the bickering between the White House and congressional leaders over funding for a border wall.

The farming community is beginning to feel the pinch, an...



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