John Youngberg http://mtpr.net en How long before Montana farmers feel impacts from the shutdown? http://mtpr.net/post/how-long-montana-farmers-feel-impacts-shutdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana employees of the US Department of Agriculture make up the largest piece of the state&rsquo;s federal workforce.</span></p><p>The Montana Department of Labor and Industry Economist Barb Wagner said latest figures show about 12,600 federal employees work in Montana, not including military personnel&mdash;which she says her office does not track. Of that civilian workforce, about 3,000 work for the USDA.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:01:38 +0000 Dan Boyce 9088 at http://mtpr.net How long before Montana farmers feel impacts from the shutdown?