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The Farm Progress Show is just a week away. One event that won’t be a part of the show this year is field demonstrations. The Farm Progress Show had to cancel the demonstrations due to the mix of a cool, wet spring that delayed planting and a cool summer that has further put fields behind their normal schedule. To make up for this, there will be a Runway Show starting at 11am that will feature equipment from the field demonstrations. The show will be held north of the Annex and will have equipment from top companies such as AGCO, Case IH, New Holland, Claas and John Deere on display. The Farm Progress Show is still expecting record numbers this year. They are already planning to cut off forty acres of corn north of the exhibit field before the show to make room for more parking if needed. The area will also be used for tilling demonstrations.  The 2013 Farm Progress Show takes place in Decatur on August 27-29. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for ages 13-17, and kids 12 and under will get in free. For more information, visit their website www. FarmProgressShow.com. 

 
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