"We're wondering what this next crop year brings," said Brian Duncan. "But farmers are price takers, and that puts us in a really tough spot."
"When you're faced with a disaster, the sun does come up the next day," says Sam Greenberg of Greenberg Smoked Turkeys.
Those auctions are an important part of the rural economy and the food chain. The people working the auctions are taking safety precautions.
Even as the number of farms in the U.S is decreasing, FFA is growing strong
Recent rain in Missouri has helped drought-stricken farmers. Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says the grass is practically jumping out of the ground. Despite the promise of new feed, hay prices remain high, and ranchers are closely guarding what they have.
More than 60,000 sheep have gone missing in the UK this year - three times the usual number - as the rising price of Lamb presents opportunity for thieves.