If you’re a farmer looking for information about a recent summer camp in Utah, you’re in luck: The USDA blog is once again accessible now that the government shutdown is over.
But if you’re seeking to track down some numbers – say commodity data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service – you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. Attempting to access pages such as "NASS Publications" and "Quick Stats" early Thursday still returned a message about the site’s unavailability because of the earlier lapse in funding.
USDA’s reply: Bear with us.
"President Obama has signed into law a continuing resolution that has ended the recent lapse in government funding," a message posted to the top of USDA’s website states. "Please allow some time as we work to bring USDA websites back to normal operations."
Click here to read more about the end of the shutdown.