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Oklahoma farmers fear effects of government shutdown

 

January 4, 2019



TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The ongoing government shutdown could soon have a negative impact on Oklahoma farmers and ranchers, who are facing limited access to important data and funding sources, according to agriculture experts.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering limited statistical services during the shutdown, The Tulsa World reported . Farmers and ranchers use those services to make planning and marketing decisions.

Roy Lee Lindsey, the executive director of the Oklahoma Pork Council, said he's concerned about data access, which is particularly important now because trade dispute...



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