Shutdown spawns vacuum in farm market information

October 7, 2013 • Business

In this Oct. 1, 2013 photo, cows are herded into waiting trucks following an auction at the Oklahoma National Stockyard in Oklahoma City. Across rural America, farmers are feeling the effects of the federal government shutdown. During the shutdown, the USDA won’t provide sales reports from Oklahoma livestock auctions that are used to help set prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, state Department of Agriculture employee Jack Carson said. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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