Default leaving farmers in limbo

At issue, money from grain sales

Posted: August 17, 2014 at 3:40 a.m.

An eastern Arkansas commodities broker has been shut down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, leaving farmers uncertain about whether they can recover money for their crops, officials said Saturday.

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People gather next to a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, located at the site where Brown was shot by police a week ago in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting in the middle of a street following a suspected robbery of a box of cigars from a nearby market has sparked a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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