No USDA report Friday
There will be no USDA WASDE report issued today due to the federal government shutdown.
The government has now been shut down for about three weeks – which is a record. It is also the first day government workers won’t have a paycheck. Negotiations have been unsuccessful so far and many believe the president will likely declare a national emergency to secure funding for a border wall.
USDA has extended the deadline to apply for farm aid payments. The initial Jan. 15 date will be extended by the number of business days USDA offices aren’t operational due to the shutdown.