MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-11-13-17

Max Armstrong says it's a challenging time for big brewing companies. (audio)

These are challenging times for big Midwest breweries as they have been hurt by craft beers and imports.

Also in business beat, Wal-Mart may be charging more online than in stores. Part of company’s effort to drive store traffic.

More than half of our states have passed laws creating pilot programs for hemp. Ag commissioner in North Dakota wants nominations for industrial hemp advisory board. More than 3,000 acres planted this year in the state.

You’ve heard that expression – were you raised in a barn? This was shared with me in social media today – people say you act you were raised in a barn like it’s a bad thing. I watched life begin and end in a barn. I learned respect, love and compassion in a barn. I found sometimes you have to let go. I failed and kept trying until I succeeded. I gained confidence in myself and my abilities. Next time someone says you were raised in a barn, take it as a compliment.

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