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MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-05-02-17

Newsman Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong. (audio)

Mother Nature has been a little hard to get along with as move from April to May. But planting of corn and soybeans in Iowa is ahead of schedule. 63% complete in Illinois, well above 5-year average.

Most of those Wisconsin dairy farmers affected by change in Canadian pricing policy have found new buyers.

Ag lobbyists are pleased in general with what seeing from Trump administration. That was not the case last week when Trump threatened to cancel NAFTA.

One cattle industry lobbyist told Max that if the relaxation of regulations is all agriculture gets from this administration, that would be huge and meaningful to our members.

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