MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-04-24-17

Max Armstrong talks about a Pew report on farm labor. (audio)

The rain event will bring planting to a halt across Heartland of America later this week. There will be bountiful rain amounts, easily reach 2 inches, some spots more. Snow, as was in the case in Duluth this weekend. Snow in northern Corn Belt.

May be hearing lot today about labor challenges farmers face. U.S. farming industry uses more illegal labor than any other industry. American Farm Bureau Federation says consumer food prices could rise 5%-6% if tough stance taken on immigration.

What is guy doing at end of woods with brown paper sack? It's morel mushroom season. $50 a pound in south central Illinois. Is that correct?

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