While the partial U.S. government shutdown and lapse in federal funding has ended and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistical reports will return, selected statistical reports impacted by the lapse in federal funding have been cancelled or postponed. The agency is assessing its data collection plans and evaluating the timing of upcoming reports.
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service's (NASS) Crop Production and Cotton Ginnings reports and the World Agricultural Outlook Board's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, scheduled for October 11, were canceled. The next scheduled release for these reports is November 8. Additionally, the Crop Progress reports scheduled for October 7 and 15 were canceled. NASS's Cattle on Feed and Peanut Prices reports scheduled for October 18 have been postponed.
The USDA website that lists the agency reports was offline during the shutdown. It returned to operation on October 17, but contains a message that asks people to be patient as the site returns to "normal operations."