( USDA )

The partial government shutdown claimed another casualty. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee meeting, scheduled for Jan. 30-31, in Arlington, Va., has been postponed.

The USDA said in a news release that the meeting is postponed “until further notice” due to the lapse in federal funding caused by the partial government shutdown. Once funding has been restored, the release said the meeting will be rescheduled.