KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

No Reports for Farmers During Shutdown



Bookmark and Share

Ag-based commodities rely heavily on weekly and monthly reports, especially at this time of year.  With the federal government shut down, these reports are not being produced.  

"The October report is very critical because even if the government does re-open and we have a November report,” said Dr. Lisa Elliott, an agriculture economics expert with SDSU.  “We won’t have near the amount of samples that we have in October.”

The National Agriculture Statistics Service is critical, giving farmers idea of supply and demand, exports and pricing, and indicators for next year's crop.  Without it, prices could spike, and markets could become shaky.  Elliott has looked through history, "In a historical perspective, from looking at the government shutdowns and when they have occurred and how long, I think this one, the commodity markets will probably have the biggest impact."

The last shutdown was in 1995, but it occurred well into winter.  Elliott explains why the timing is so important, "The timeliness of this shutdown being during when were having harvest and were trying to get some sense of the size of these crops, it’s a different type of impact.”
 
All this is coming at a time when farmers are still trying to deal with the expiration of the Farm Bill.  As farmer's get together to figure out their prices without the federal reports, the government remains closed, unable to help.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

SD Red Cross Volunteer Heading To Buffalo

A volunteer with the American Red Cross in South Dakota is heading to Buffalo, NY to assist ...

Group Offering Farming Training For Veterans

A nonprofit organization that assists veterans and their families is ...

Rapid City Residents Protest Starbucks Sign

Rapid City residents are protesting a large Starbucks sign affixed to a ...

Sen. Johnson Raises Adoption Awareness  Nov. 23

South Dakota Workers "Hi-Rail" For Safety  Nov. 23

DOT Awards $1.1 Million To Small SD Cities  Nov. 23

SDSU Makes FCS Playoffs For 3rd Straight Year  Nov. 23

Jacks Crush Coyotes & Await Playoff Fate  story with video  Nov. 22

World's Largest Pillow Fight In Brookings  story with video  Nov. 22

Sisseton Shooting Leaves Four Dead   story with video  Nov. 22

SF's 1st Ever "Cranksgiving" Kicks Off  Nov. 22

The Push For SD Autism Insurance Reform Laws  story with video  Nov. 22

Fire Dept. Urges Caution With Turkey Fryers  Nov. 22

Group To Address Ditch Mowing Comments  Nov. 22

Health Facilities Office To Hold Event In Pierre  Nov. 22

Gov. Daugaard Urging Safe Holiday Travel  Nov. 22

Oahe Hunt Accommodates Wheelchairs  Nov. 22

Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead  Nov. 22

Gas Prices Staying Low For Upcoming Holidays  story with video  Nov. 21

"Disney Junior Live On Tour!" At Premier Center  Nov. 21

KDLT News Archive
     

Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead

The man believed to be responsible for shooting and killing ...

Sisseton Shooting Leaves Four Dead   story with video

Four people are dead and one remains critically injured, after a ...

The Push For SD Autism Insurance Reform Laws  story with video

One in 68 kids in the United States is living with ...

World's Largest Pillow Fight In Brookings  story with video  Nov. 22

SF's 1st Ever "Cranksgiving" Kicks Off  Nov. 22

SDSU Makes FCS Playoffs For 3rd Straight Year  Nov. 23

Group To Address Ditch Mowing Comments  Nov. 22

Jacks Crush Coyotes & Await Playoff Fate  story with video  Nov. 22

KDLT News Archive
     

Jacks Make FCS Playoffs & Will Play At Montana State

BROOKINGS, S. D.   --  For the third consecutive season, ...

Skyforce Fall To Iowa In Home Opener  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD (Nov. 22, 2014) – The Iowa Energy jumped out to a quick ...

O'Gorman, SF Christian & Warner Take State Volleyball Titles  story with video

Three familiar teams remained (and in one case ...

Dubuque Downs Stampede  story with video  Nov. 22

Augie Men Hold Off Presentation Rally  story with video  Nov. 22

ELITE AT LAST! SMSU Volleyball Wins Central Region  story with video  Nov. 22

Hennen's Lead Minneota/Lincoln HI To State Title  story with video  Nov. 22

Huskers Waste Nate Gerry TD In Loss To Gophers  story with video  Nov. 22

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top