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By Tim Leeds 

Some FSA offices to re-open during shutdown

Blaine, Teton offices re-opening, Chouteau, Liberty and Hill counties not on list


January 16, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that some Farm Service Agency offices, including a few in north-central Montana, will re-open temporarily despite the government shutdown, now in its 26th day.

In almost half of FSA locations, FSA staff will be available to assist agricultural producers with existing farm loans and to ensure the agency provides 1099 tax documents to borrowers by the Internal Revenue Service’s deadline, a release from the Department of Agriculture said.

That includes offices in Blaine and Teton counties, although Chouteau, Hill and Liberty counti...

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