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MORNING Midwest Digest, April 5, 2019

Max Armstrong talks about Chinese soybean purchases, man who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen and pickup sales. (audio)


He claimed to be the missing boy from Illinois, but the FBI said he isn’t. The DNA doesn’t lie. He isn’t from Illinois, he’s from Ohio. He isn’t 14, he is 23. Maybe there will be more details today on why he claimed he was Timmothy Pitzen, who has missing eight years.

China has bought more soybeans from U.S. bringing purchase to 10 million metric tons since November. That’s still less than half China’s purchases in recent marketing years. ASA said last week it’s not pleased that President Trump said he could leave tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum even if trade deal is reached.

We love our pickup trucks, RAM closed gap on Silverado in number of trucks sold. Last year, RAM sold 22% of trucks sold. Chevy sold 24%.

In Green Bay, a memorial to Sept. 11 victims will be torn down. A fundraiser failed to generate money to repair the memorial along the Fox River.

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