Field Demos Canceled at Farm Progress

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DECATUR-The field demonstrations are a staple of the Farm Progress Show---drawing in crowds of thousands. But this year, they've been canceled.


"It's one of the few places in the world where you would actually see these machines line up side by side and kind of run competitively next to each other," says Farm Progress Manager Matt Jungmann.


There wasn't enough heat on the crops. As a result, the corn is not ready to be harvested.


David Brix is a host farmer. The companies normally harvest 225 of his acres. It saves him money and gives a show. But it's something he can't look forward to this year.


"It really is a big let down," Brix says.


A let down for host farmers and planners alike.


"We're disappointed we don't have it, but there's a lot of things to be excited about for this show coming up,"says Jungmann.  

 

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