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Smart Talk 01/10/2017: Smart Talk live from 2017 Farm Show!

Smart Talk 01/10/2017: Smart Talk live from 2017 Farm Show!

Smart Talk makes our annual visit to the Pennsylvania State Farm Show for a live broadcast Tuesday.

The Farm Show is a celebration of agriculture in Pennsylvania but it also is a good time to catch up on the status of farming and hear stories from individual ag-related businesses and families.

Pennsylvania's Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding appears on Tuesday's program to do just that. What are a few of the challenges facing the state's farmers and food producers in 2017? One of the real unknowns is in Washington with a new president. President-Elect Donald Trump has yet to name a nominee to be the nation's Secretary of Agriculture. That nominee will have a lot to say about the direction farm policy takes over the next four years.

Trade is another issue Pennsylvania farmers will be watching closely. About one-fifth of the products produced by farmers are exported.

Also on the program, The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau says the state's farmers are doing much more than they're bei

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