Already reeling from tariff war, some farmers aren't receiving support checks amid shutdown

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BASKERVILLE, Va. - The government check hadn't arrived, and John Boyd was out of seeds.

So he left his family farm here in southern Virginia on Tuesday and went to...

John Boyd, president of the Black Farmer's Association, checks the condition of a soybean field for harvesting in Baskerville, Va.  Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Fourth generation crop farmer John Boyd is president of the Black Farmer's Association.  Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Fourth-generation farmer John Boyd on Congress to address the government shutdown "with the urgency of now."  Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
On day 19 of the partial government shutdown, fourth generation crop farmer John Boyd, and president of the Black Farmer's Association, checks the condition of a soybean field.  Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Farmer John Boyd plants winter wheat in one of his fields in Baskerville, Va.  Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
A sign regarding the partial shutdown is posted on the door at a closed USDA office in Boydton, Va.  Washington Post photo by Melina Mara

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