MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-04-30-18-

Max Armstrong talks about the farm bill and Andrew Tressel. (audio)

Tornado alley sure has been quiet so far this year, but that may be about to change. The cool weather has kept severe storms at bay. The peak is usually from beginning of May through end of June in Kansas.

There’s still that fire threat in some areas. There’s red flag warning around Chicago area.

Members of Congress are not in Washington this week. Farmers may want to call local lawmaker office to emphasize importance of farm bill.

If you have a graduate in your family this spring, who is rather blase about the whole process, maybe you should share story from Ankeny, Iowa. Andrew Tressel, 24, was born with spina bifida, which has left him paralyzed from waist down. He had set goal of walking across stage to receive his degree, which he did to cheers and applause.

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