MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-07-11-17

Max Armstrong talks about the economy adding jobs. (audio)

Did you know it's been 81 straight month that our economy has added jobs. It's now extending to black and Hispanic work force. Black unemployment rate is 7%. Hispanic workforce is around 4%.

College campuses always seem to be under construction. University of Illinois at Urbana has 50 construction projects going on.

Spring wheat shows 40% of it poor or very poor. Year ago was 70% good to excellent. Spring wheat belt runs from Washington state to Minnesota.

University of Nebraska study shows wildfires becoming more frequent. And each fire is affecting more land. Average area grown by 400%.

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