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Published September 30, 2013, 04:39 PM

A guide to the government shutdown at USDA

If the U.S. Department of Agriculture shuts down at midnight tonight, food stamp benefits will be delivered for the month of October, forest fires will continue to be fought, meat and poultry will still be inspected, grain inspection will continue, laboratory animals will be fed and the rural development division will still monitor government loans.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Agweek

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