MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-06-28-17

Max Armstrong talks about spring wheat and bacon. (audio)

Agriculture isn't the only industry with a labor shortage. About two thirds of contractors have a labor shortage. More than one third of contractors forced to turn work down. 58% putting in higher bids. Many are asking their employees to work harder.

Spring wheat is attracting plenty of interest. Few signs of upward movement stopping as it pushes close to $7 a bushel on Minneapolis exchange. Moisture concerns not expected to fade.

There was a time when pork producers struggled with what to do with pork bellies. That was before bacon was added to fast food restaurant breakfast menu. 

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