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MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-02-23-17

Max Armstrong shares insight about how reliant industry is on immigrants. (podcast)

How reliant are our businesses on foreign-born workers? U.S. farms are very reliant. In the construction industry, 13% of workers are undocumented. In hospitality industry, 9% are undocumented.

Old scam getting new life, where caller claims you could be in trouble for missing federal grand jury duty, but if you pay a fine to address caller provides, you'll be OK.

It's an interesting exercise to look at land lost from U.S. farming base. Most of the states posted same round numbers as a year ago. Kansas, Illinois and Kentucky lost acreage. Texas has most land in farms. Rhode Island has the least, 70,000 acres in farms.

Woman from Ohio wrote her own obituary, it's laced with sass. She paid $1,250 to run the obit.

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