10/7/2013 8:23 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - The state Department of Agriculture said the government shutdown won't affect the availability of the state's livestock sales prices.
The department usually posts a link on it's website to the U.S. Department of Agruculture's national report, but the state department said it will post it's own up-to-date report on West Virginia's sales.
Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick said the department wanted to make sure that livestock producers had uninterrupted access to the sales information.