MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-01-12-17

Max Armstrong talks about a teacher shortage spreading across the United States. (audio)

A teacher shortage has been spreading across America. Enrollment in teacher prep program has dropped 35%. It's spreading into Iowa. Given number of teachers nearing retirement, roundtable discussions are beginning.

From this week in agribusiness, with record pork production and moderating demand in U.S. pork's best customer, U.S. needed Mexico to step up and it did. Exports to Mexico rebounded significantly in recent months. November was fifth consecutive month that pork exports to Mexico higher.

At Ramsey, Minn., woman with 7 children in her car was pulled over. The officer learned the vehicle had been stolen. The officer than learned the woman was in labor. The children first appeared to be unresponsive because they had packaging tape over their mouths.

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