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Ag Show Visitors Worried About Dry Weather

Aug 28, 2013

Hot weather is no surprise during the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

But the recent dry spell in the Midwest has some visitors worried.   Pam Johnson, a Northern Iowa farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association, said the weather is the number one concern she’s hearing this week.

Visitors stroll through exhibits at the Farm Progress Show.
Credit Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media

“Is the rest of the growing season going to be favorable with the weather challenges we had this spring? A lot of people are facing drought now, so, I think that is the main thing,” Johnson said.

The Farm Progress Show is one of the country’s largest agriculture trade shows.