Farm Progress Show, Husker Harvest Days Cancelled
Less than two weeks after announcing that the Farm Progress Show was on, organizers of it and Husker Harvest Days announced Monday they were cancelling both events. Farm Progress officials said the rapidly changing conditions surrounding coronavirus made it necessary to reverse course and call off the shows. State and local officials in both Boone, Iowa and Grand Island, Nebraska had come out in support for both shows taking place, but Farm Progress officials said it became apparent in a very short time that the situation across the nation was changing. Senior Vice President Don Tourte said that while everyone is disappointed to not host the events this year, they believe that this is the right decision for the ag community. The Farm Progress Show was first held in 1953, while Husker Harvest Days began in 1978.