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Midday Midwest Digest, April 13, 2021

Max Armstrong talks about planting progress, Julian Edelman and the rural school teacher shortage. (audio)

A problem many of you know firsthand is getting some national attention. The national rural teacher shortage is reported in USA Today. About 9.3 million public school students attend a rural school. Montana has the highest percentage of rural schools. 

The planting of the U.S. corn crop grew from 2% to 4%. USDA hasn't posted soybean planting progress yet.

Chinese soybean imports surged last month. Two-thirds of them came from U.S.

Spring wheat seeding is ahead of average pace.

Kent State University students have cheered Julian Edelman many times. Did you see his retirement video? He thanks everyone from meal ladies to people who clean up after them. Check out the retirement video.

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