MORNING-MidwestDigest-05-02-17

Veteran newsman Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong today. (audio)

Max is in Washington, D.C., as part of National Association of Farm Broadcasters meeting.

Mother Nature hasn't let up as calendar turned to new month. Storms, tornadoes and flooding cause havoc across the Midwest with blizzard in western Kansas, foot of rain in Missouri and tornadoes in Texas. Mississippi River well above flood stage at several locations. 

Midwest economy may be picking up little bit. Mid-America business conditions report were above neutral for fifth straight month.

Good news in Wisconsin. Most of the dairy farmers impacted by the Canada decision to change its pricing policy have found new places to sell their milk - 56 of the 58 affected farms have found new buyers for their milk.

AAA members in Nebraska are able to take advantage of new type of service. If your bike gives out, AAF won't change your bike tire, but it will give you and your bike a lift to the bike repair shop, your car or your home. Will need to get to nearest road for pickup.

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