Steve Alexander sits in for Max Armstrong and shares news of support for livestock checkoffs, concern about the labor shortage and a nice college conference payoff

Steve Alexander sits in for Max Armstrong and shares that cattle and pork producers are in favor of the market-supporting checkoff programs. Steve shares the name of the new Pig Farmer of the Year; a change in the laws against having a firearm near a park in Illinois; business owners are concerned about finding and hiring good workers; and there's good news that the SEC conference paid well including for relative newcomer Missouri.

Midwest Digest is a twice-daily audio feature produced by Max Armstrong, offering news and commentary from across the Midwest.

Photo: Sean Gallup

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