MORNING-MidwestDigest-12-21-17

Max Armstrong talks about the winter solstice. (audio)

Reporting from southwestern Indiana.

The winter solstice comes in this morning at 10:27 a.m. Central time.

Former meat packing executive from northern Iowa is coming home. Sholom Rubashkin

ran a kosher packing plant in Postville, Iowa. He was convicted of fraud and sentenced to 27 years in prison. The father of 10 is coming home. President Trump commuted the sentence, which many had criticized as overly harsh. Farmer from Postville, Iowa, told Max that the packing plant operates under different name now.

A key government report for pork industry comes out tomorrow. It could be bearish for pork.

Did you address your Christmas cards correctly? Folks on duty at Post Office may be struggling to read your handwriting. Mrs. Armstrong writes in cursive. Folks at Post Office prefer printing in ALL CAPS for easier reading.

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