Wiregrass Federal Agency closes due to lack of funding after government shutdown

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - It's been two and a half weeks since the federal government shut down, impacting hundreds of thousands in the United States.

In the Wiregrass, many worries were put to rest after most federally funded organizations such as the Wiregrass Area Food Bank, the Health Department and Social Security Offices are all clear from furlough, or working without pay.

One organization, however, is feeling the reality of this shutdown.. the U.S. Consolidated Farm Services Agency, or FSA.

Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the Dothan offices are closed until further notice.

Houston County Commissioner Mark Culver says with it being a few months after a major storm, he is thankful federal entities like FEMA are in the clear... for now.

"The FEMA reps are on site and are doing their jobs. We hope that continues.The only other thing we are looking out for is if this continues then we may have some delays in federal grants, that we get throughout the year and we are monitoring that, but to this point we have not had any issues."

If this government shutdown continues to Saturday, it will be the longest government shutdown on record.

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