FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Shutdown Affecting Ag Markets
Mon Oct 7, 2013 02:44 PM CDT

CHICAGO (Dow Jones) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday it won't publish a key monthly crop report due Friday, adding to a growing list of disruptions to agriculture markets prompted by the partial government shutdown.

The confirmation by the USDA that it won't publish the closely watched report -- a decision many analysts had expected -- came as Tyson Foods Inc. and other meatpackers began Monday changing the ways they buy livestock from farmers due to the government shutdown.

Tyson, Cargill Inc. and other meat processors said they had begun turning to data from private market researchers to ...

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