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VA Open, NRCS and FSA Closed

With respect to locally based federal services, personnel from the Knoxville VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic tell KNIA KRLS News that they are currently under normal operation. The shutdown, however, has impacted local agricultural agencies. The Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service Offices in Knoxville are closed. In addition to the government shutdown, representatives from these agencies are also concerned that no Farm Bill has passed. Congress had planned to address the Farm Bill for the new fiscal year, but no progress has been made.