WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — A battery of key U.S. Department of Agriculture reports may not be released as scheduled on Jan. 11 because of the partial shutdown of the federal government, which was expected to extend into January, when Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives.

The January reports are among the most critical of the year and include the Crop Production 2018 Summary, Winter Wheat and Canola Seedings, Dec. 1 Grain Stocks and the January World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

The data accumulated for these reports are amplified in related reports that ordinarily would be released in the following days, including the monthly Oil Crops, Feed, Wheat and Rice Outlooks, as well as World Markets and Trade reports for Grains, Oilseeds and Cotton, and World Agricultural Production.