MORNING-MidwestDigest-06-21-17

Max Armstrong welcomes the first day of summer and talks about wheat. (audio)

Summer made its arrival at 11:24 p.m. central. By the way, Denver should be 99 today, the hottest June 21 on record there.

Wheat futures eased overnight after spring wheat futures hit highest level in 2.5 years. Spring wheat crop was rated 41% good to excellent in Crop Progress report out Monday. Spring wheat has more protein than any wheat.

While most states are tightening their restrictions on texting while driving, Colorado has softened its law. Texting while driving is now legal in Colorado. Before now, any texting was prohibited.

Chicago Tribune columnist has interesting take on how Illinois can dissolve its financial woes. He suggests the state be dissolved with parts going to neighboring states. He has posted map on his twitter feed.

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