MORNING-MidwestDigest-01-13-17

Max Armstrong tests your ag secretary knowledge. (podcast)

It will happen again in October. We have two Friday the 13th days this year. 

Winter Storm Jupiter will give a better excuse to many to stay home from something. The path will take big swipe at Kansas and Missouri. 

A stark warning of what can happen during an ice storm: In Ottawa County, Michigan, a fire truck plunged down an embankment. The truck is a loss of $750,000. Roads were so icy, the only way to avoid accident was to keep it in the shed, the fire chief said.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the fact that a successor has not been named to lead the agency shows lack of appreciation for USDA. The president-elect's team says that's not true.

Did you know there have been 30 secretaries of agriculture? There's been one woman and 29 men. Five have come from Iowa and four from Nebraska. Only 17 states have had someone serve as a U.S. secretary of agriculture.

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