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In a motion filed at the end of last week, a federal court has been asked to throw out the new water rule. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Elizabeth Laidlaw)
Posted by Todd Neeley

A South Carolina judge has been asked to throw out the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule.

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Wall Street got a painful reminder that the coronavirus pandemic isn't going away, and a big early gain for stocks suddenly flipped to losses after California showed how it's still scarring the economy.

Farm Life

Henry Stewart and his family from Judsonia, Arkansas, raise goats, cattle and sheep they planned to show this year.  They had to make adjustments when their normal shows such as the county fair got canceled because of COVID-19 concerns. Some state fairs have also had to make adjustments so youths can still show livestock. (DTN photo by Jessica Wesson)

While an increasing number of state fairs have been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns, a few places will continue with their youth livestock shows, but with some extra safety measures in place.

What DTN Is Watching

Entering the second full week of July, the latest weather forecasts continue to get first attention among grain traders, followed by any export news. USDA's weekly inspections report is out at 10 a.m. CDT, followed by a U.S. Treasury report on the federal budget at 1 p.m. and the Crop Progress report at 3 p.m. CDT.


Monday features a sharp contrast in temperatures over major crop areas. Northern and central regions will have seasonal warmth with favorable crop conditions. Meanwhile, southern regions will have extreme and stressful heat. Heat bulletins cover the far Southern Plains through the Deep South. Periods of thunderstorms are also in store across the northern tier and in parts of the Southern Plains at the edge of the heat dome.