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MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-10-16-17

Max Armstrong talks about Halloween spending. (audio)

You can’t ignore the rural voter. It was message Democrats heard at recent forum. Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said need to be in small town, pushing back on people who are anti-government. Since Donald Trump election, polls say Democrats are still out of touch with rural voters.

Will survey grain elevators to see if $10 beans got farmers selling.

92% of pumpkins produced in U.S. are grown in 5 states. Illinois is top producer.

National Retail Federation says Americans will spend more than $9 billion on Halloween this year. The Retail Federation says 71% plan to hand out candy, 48% will wear costumes. 16% plan to dress up pet for Halloween.

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