MORNING-MidwestDigest-01-20-17

Newsman Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong who is participating in the Inaugural Parade. (podcast)

It is Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C., which includes a parade that for the first time features brand new tractors representing American agriculture. Behind the wheel of one of those tractors, a CaseIH, will be Max Armstrong. Others participating in the parade include the presidents of the NPPC, ASA, AFBF. It may be the first time tractors have been featured in the Inaugural Parade, but it's not the first time tractors have been in Washington, D.C. Nearly 40 years ago, in 1978, farmers drove their tractors to Washington in protest.

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