North Dakota impacts from the federal shutdown include nearly $290 million in Conservation Reserve Program and direct-payment checks that would have gone out to farmers and landowners in the first week of October — but didn’t.
Over the course of two days, the fruit and vegetable growers and industry executives who came to Washington to lobby on immigration reform and other issues experienced the expiration of the farm bill and the government shutdown.
Overshadowed by the federal government shutdown, the ongoing debate over the farm bill has largely stayed out of the spotlight. And that worries some agriculture groups.
October 07, 2013
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