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Midwest Digest, July 4, 2022

Max Armstrong talks about that train derailment, crop conditions and celebrating July 4th.

July 4, 2022

Max Armstrong looks back at the Amtrak derailment in Missouri including the many lawsuits filed. The train was moving at 87 mph when it hit a dump truck that moving through an unguarded crossing. The derailment killed four and injured more than 150. From This Week in Agribusiness it’s the month when those Monday weekly crop condition reports get more attention, and while paused for the July 4 holiday, all eyes are on weather and its impact. And Max looks at ways cities are celebrating the holiday from concerts to displays to parades.

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