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Max Armstrong talks about Peggy Whitson, Sonny Perdue and Trump ag task force. (audio)

You can imagine there's a little extra pride around hometown of astronaut Peggy Whitson. She's from southern Iowa town of Beaconsfield.

The nation's new agriculture secretary gets sworn in this morning. He's the 31st ag secretary and the first from the south in more than 25 years. Sonny Perdue is 70. 

Trump is announcing agriculture task force today.

Planting as of this weekend was right on schedule. 6% of U.S. soybeans are in, 17% of corn is planted.

People around Wichita, Kansas, believe oak mites may be arriving earlier than normal.

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