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Farm policy on tap for Farm Progress Show

Farm policy on tap for Farm Progress Show
Ag Secretary Perdue and range of dignitaries heading to Boone, Iowa

By Farm Progress Team

Gates open on the 2018 Farm Progress Show on Tuesday, Aug. 28 and as farmers stream into the facility to catch up on the latest tools for farm and ranch they’ll also have a chance to catch up on hot farm policy topics of the day. Both Tuesday and Wednesday of the show will bring leaders from several states as well as Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to the site to talk.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, Lieutenant Governors from 11 states will be on hand for a discussion about key topics around the country. States slated to be on hand range from Connecticut to North Carolina, from Illinois to Louisiana. While agriculture is national, farming is local, and these state leaders can offer perspective of key topics occurring in their part of the country. This event takes place in the Wallaces Farmer Hospitality Tent at Noon with Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson hosting.

On Wednesday, Aug. 29, Secretaries of Agriculture from eight states will join Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on the Hospitality Tent stage for a farm discussion. Secretary Perdue joins ag leaders from key Midwest states including Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Kansas, Michigan and Oklahoma. Hosted by Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson as part of the Noon show, this event will provide insight on key ag topics facing the industry.

The Noon Show is sponsored by ADM. The Wallaces Farmer Hospitality Tent is located at the corner of Sixth and Central on the Farm Progress Show Site east of Boone, Iowa. For more information about the show visit

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