Max Armstrong talks Labor Day history, South Korea trade, land use and the potential ag impact of Harvey.

Max Armstrong talks about the history of Labor Day, which actually started in Canada. He looks at talk of canceling a trade agreement with South Korea, due to concerns about the rising trade deficit with that country. Ag trade with South Korea is an important part of U.S. exports. Max also shares that 17% of the U.S. land mass is used to produce our food; he digs into the breakdown. He looks at the ag devastation in Texas thanks to Harvey.

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

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