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Farmers Receive Assistance After Shutdown Ends, New Concerns On Horizon

Alabama farmers have begun receiving their government checks that were delayed during the partial government shutdown. The shutdown ended January 25th. Now, there are new concerns with a new crop season just days away. February is a very busy month for farmers, with trade shows and deadlines looming for the upcoming crop season. “Well the government shutdown came to an end…

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…