>> Cops in Youngsville, Louisiana made a drug bust this week. Normally, they'd ask the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration to dispose of the seized narcotics.>> So, with the federal government shutdown we're going to have to absorb the cost of that disposal.>> In Rochester, Indiana, the National Transportation Safety Board was looking into a deadly school bus crash that killed three children, but those Federal investigators have been furloughed.
So are staff at the US Department of Agriculture, which means American farmers can not apply for low-interest loans.>> January, February, March is when most farmers see an incredible amount of their expenses. They pay rents, they buy all their seed, they pay for their fertilizer and chemicals.>> Forcing farmers to scramble to finance their crops.
A partial federal government shutdown is nearing the three-week mark, and millions of Americans who rely on a smorgasbord of services are feeling hung out to dry, from farmers in the Midwest to craft brewers in Connecticut.>> By the letter of the law, every time we're going to package another beer, we have to have that label approved by the TTB.
>> The Alcholo Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB, is the federal agency that has to approve new beers before they can be sold. The shutdown has directly affected more than 800,000 federal employees who are either furloughed or working without pay. Audrey Lucas and her two sons in Oklahoma City are all FAA contractors.
>> It's very frustrating, because to think of my grandkids. You know what I mean? Where's their next meal coming from?>> Democrats in the US House last week passed a bill fully funding the government, but President Donald Trump has refused to sign any measure that does not include nearly $6 billion for a wall at the US-Mexico border.
>> Well, these people have to go without their paychecks. Some are being forced to work without pay.>> On Wednesday, Trump claimed he had the support of federal workers.>> So many of those people are saying it's very hard for me. It's very hard for my family. But Mr. President, you're doing the right thing, get it done.
I've had so many of them.>> Having a wall there doesn't pay my bills. Having a wall there, at this point, gives me no security, because I don't have a job.>> If the shutdown continues through Friday, affected federal workers will miss a paycheck.