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(Progressive Farmer photo by Getty Images)
Posted by Elizabeth Williams

Estate and succession planners say the coronavirus pandemic has increased interest in updating plans as families have sensitive conversations about what would happen to the farm and the business if someone falls ill.

World & Policy

Hong Kong's leader and China's top representative in the city took pot shots at the United States on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other officials for allegedly cracking down on freedom and undermining the local autonomy of the former British colony.

Farm Life

At the Nebraska Capitol on Thursday, Christian Munoz holds a portrait of his father, Rogelio Munoz Calderon, who died of COVID-19 in May at the age of 52. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)
Posted by Chris Clayton

Family members, union representatives and advocates told a Nebraska legislative committee on Thursday about the struggles facing packing plant workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A state lawmaker is pushing for the state to enact higher safety standards for workers at packing plants.

What DTN Is Watching

The U.S. Labor Department will report on the change in nonfarm payrolls for July and also on the U.S. unemployment report at 7:30 a.m. CDT., last seen at 11.1% in June. The latest weather forecasts and any trade news will continue be watched closely.

Weather

Friday will find showers and thunderstorms in portions of the Northern and southeastern Plains along with the northern Midwest. Other primary crop areas will be dry. Temperatures will be seasonal in the Midwest and above normal in the Plains. The warmer pattern will spread across the entire central U.S. going through the next week.