MORNING-MidwestDigest-01-30-17

Max Armstrong talks about protests over the weekend. (podcast)

The TV cameras were pointed this weekend at the protestors mainly at airports in big cities with large Somalian populations: Detroit, Minneapolis and Chicago, but even in the smaller towns protesters were vying for the attention of the media.

Cattle futures will be under some pressure this week as Friday's Cattle on Feed report reported that feedlots placed most the cattle in six years in December. The report also found the marketings of cattle out of feedlots higher than forecast ahead of report. This will give cattle market analysts plenty to talk about at the NCBA convention this week which starts Wednesday at Opryland.

The video of a Fed Ex employee fighting off protesters in eastern Iowa to extinguish two fires on American flags has gone viral.

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