MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-01-30-17

Max Armstrong shares insight about farmers and trade. (podcast)

PETA may be losing strength. The organization had called for a boycott of "A Dog's Purpose," but it was the second highest grossing movie of the weekend.

The big buzz at farm meetings will focus on trade and what the first week of the Trump administration will mean for farmers and ranchers. One trader he talked to said he isn't sure what setting fire to trade agreements will do to sales.

The website College Rank has released what it considers the top 35 college farms in country. The list said these schools are developing tomorrow's leaders in food consumption planning, product and crop growth. Colleges on the list include: College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine; College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri; Michigan State University, University of Minnesota-Duluth, and Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana.

Those changeable signs outside churches and buildings can get a person thinking or chuckling. On the way to the studio, Max saw a church sign reading," The devil hates this church."

Near Detroit, a gas station sign changes often with all kinds of wisdom being delivered. One day the sign read, "I could agree, but we'd both be wrong." Another day, "I talk to myself for expert advice," and another, "Laugh so hard you pee a little."

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