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Louisiana corn harvest
<p> Louisiana corn farmers are beginning the 2013 harvest.</p>

No crop reports Friday, says USDA

USDA&#39;s Oct. 11 crop reports on supply, demand and production have been cancelled due to the government shutdown

USDA’s Crop Production report and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for Friday, Oct. 11, have been cancelled due to the government shutdown, according to USDA.

USDA spokeswoman Courtney Rowe, said the reports would not be produced and did not say when the reports may be released. Surveys crucial to the report should have begun in early October, but were not due to the shutdown which started Oct. 1.

All Web sites at are currently shuttered. Archived statistical information on commodities is available here.

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The Ag Market Network will still hold its monthly conference call, Oct. 14, 7:30 a.m., Central time. John Robinson, Extension economist at Texas A&M University will discuss cotton marketing and will be joined by a cotton marketing panel. You can listen live over the Internet at


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