Farmers Monitoring Government Shutdown for Potential Impact

By Kendria LaFleur, KATC-TV 3, Lafayette

Acadiana farmers are watching the government shutdown closely because the shutdown could hurt their bottom line. “We need FSA back up and running after the first of the year,” sugarcane farmer Ricky Gonsoulin said. “So we can report our acres and get some accurate numbers on crop productions so we can report those accordingly.”