1. As of this writing, the US Senate had not agreed on new budget resolution. Most USDA market reports are funded through federal government appropriations and, as long as the shutdown continues, USDA will not issue any price reports. We hope the situation is resolved quickly and that we avoid a repeat of the three-week shutdown that happened in October 2013.
2. Retail price trends
Our reports and analysis generally focuses on trends and price projections at the wholesale lev‐ el because that’s what interests most of our clients.