Here’s the information USDA won’t collect during the government shutdown
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While some USDA agencies are still functioning during the government shutdown, some data won’t be available, according to the Daily Livestock Report.
One area that comes to mind is the weekly actual slaughter activity, which is released by USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) but is collected by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). USDA NASS will not be releasing information, along with some other key agencies. These include all USDA NASS reports, the WASDE (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report), USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) Commodity outlook reports and data products. USDA ERS website will be taken offline. The amount of data that will not be disseminated cannot be understated.
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