The Lorain County USDA Service Center in Elyria resumed normal operating hours Thursday after the 16-day partial federal government shutdown ended.
The reopening of the center includes the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resource Conservation Service offices.
The center, located at 42110 Russia Road, Elyria, is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (440) 326-5830, ext. 2.
In the near future, USDA will provide an update to farmers on the status of direct payments and conservation annual payments, after this was delayed because of the shutdown.