One casualty of the Drought of 2012 could be attendance at the upcoming Illinois State Fair.   Acting Illinois Department of Agriculture director Bob Flider says people who normally would attend the fair could be still trying to harvest, if conditions have pushed back their schedules.


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While large-scale animal farmers could see drought-related problems, the young people who exhibit the animals should be unaffected: “The art of showing and educating and learning as it relates to the state fair; I think that’s in good shape.”   The fair runs Aug. 10-19.


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