MORNING-MidwestDigest-10-24-17

Max Armstrong talks about pace of harvest. (audio)

The president is promising that they won’t mess with your 401K. He’s not the one writing the bill, but he can have an impact on the process. The 401K has been around for not quite 40 years. It has worked.

My, there’s a lot of corn out there in the field yet. More than 60% of nation’s corn is still standing in field. More than 20% behind average. Soybean harvest has narrowed gap – it’s 70% complete, 3 points behind where it ought to be. In Nebraska, three quarters of corn still in the field.

This means big equipment will be on the field for weeks yet. Motorists need to be aware equipment makes left turns into field drives. Two people were recently killed when their car collided with piece of equipment making left turn into field.

From Iowa State University in Ames – not only did school’s football team garner a post on the AP football poll, but the school has a new president. Wendy Wintersteen is the new president of the college. She’s formerly the dean of agriculture. It’s a fine choice.

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