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Published October 18, 2013, 10:36 AM

Farmers more focused on harvest than shutdown

A South Dakota farmer says most producers are so focused on the harvest that the impact of the government reopening isn’t that pertinent to them right now.

By: Associated Press,

VALLEY SPRINGS, S.D. — A South Dakota farmer says most producers are so focused on the harvest that the impact of the government reopening isn’t that pertinent to them right now.

Kevin Scott, of Valley Springs, says one major impact of the shutdown was the closure of Farm Service Agency offices, so West River ranchers haven’t been able to report livestock losses from the early fall storm.

Scott says otherwise the lack of a farm bill is the biggest concern for most farmers, and Congress hasn’t been working on that because of the funding fight.

He’s also national director of the American Soybean Association national director and is on South Dakota Soybean Association and United States Export Council.

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