The shutdown may be over, but local farmers are still playing the waiting game.
Farmers said they missed their Conservation Reserve Program payments, which weren't issued during the shutdown.
The program pays farmers to leave some land untilled for conservation purposes.
Officials say the late payments may have an impact on farmers who rely on the payments as a part of their income.
"People who have retired from farming and who've put all or most of their land into the CRP program. Other participants just have a small portion of their land in CRP, so it's not as big of a part of their income," said Amanda Hesse of the Adams County Farm Service Agency.
Officials say farmers should see those payments within the next two weeks.
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