Nebraska farms hit by government shutdown

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Updated: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 07:09:48 CST

Thursday is day ten of the government shutdown and its effects are trickling down to Nebraska's biggest money maker.  Agriculture.

The Omaha World Herald reported that farmers have been unable to cash their checks when they bring in their grain from harvest.

The hold up?  The lender's name must be on the check when a farmer has a loan against the grain.

Farmers all across Nebraska depend on the Farm Service Agency as their lender.  With their offices closed because of the shutdown, those checks can't be cashed, leaving farmers out hundreds of thousands of dollars.