How US shutdown could affect the price of your food
3 October 2013 Last updated at 13:42 BST
The US government shutdown could have an impact on food prices across the world as it is unlikely the US Department of Agriculture will be able to produce its latest crop estimates.
Farmers and traders around the world rely on this data which can cause huge swings in the price of grain, soya beans and many other commodities.
Nigel Cassidy reports.