The US Government Shutdown for the USDA

All USDA employees are furloughed except those who have "excepted" status

Since the USDA's own website is now dark as a result of the government shutdown, information is a going to get a little harder to find on the Internet especially.

As most have already pointed out, the shutdown will not stop meat, grain and poultry inspections, but this Ag Week article is probably the best, most detailed version of exactly what departments of the U.S. Department of Agriculture are open for business during the government shutdown in Washington, D.C. To read more,click HERE.