Max Armstrong says the size of the corn crop keeps getting bigger. (audio)

The size of the corn crop keeps climbing in the eyes of private analysts.

The new pig farmer of the year is from Nebraska. Leslie McCuiston is the 2017 Pig Farmer of the Year. The award recognizes pig farmer who excels at raising hogs and uses We Care principles. Pig farming is a career she is passionate about. She is second person selected for the honor.

Amid tragic bad news of the week. It happens somewhere in our region just about every day in our region. Neighbor helping neighbor. In fields near Auburn, Ill., combines came to harvest crop for farmer who died in spring.

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