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Local Farmers Feeling Affects of Government Shutdown

Monday marks day 24 of the government shutdown with no end in sight. Farmers across Alabama are paying the price. “When the trade war started, commodity prices plummeted,” Pike and Coffee County farmer Troy Fillingim says. “So the Trump administration came out with some government assistance to supplement the commodity prices.” Fillingim is a cotton, corn, and peanut farmer. He…