BOONE, Iowa — Organizers of Farm Progress planned this year in Iowa have
canceled the 2020 show.
The move is "due to rapidly changing conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic," officials said in a statement.
The annual agricultural industry showcase rotates between Boone, Iowa, and Decatur, where an exhibit space near Richland Community College is used. The event attracts crowds from around the world.
Farm Progress had been planned in Iowa from Sept. 1 to 3. The 2021 event is scheduled for Decatur on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1-2.
GALLERY: Farm Progress through the years
History Corner: A Look Back
1990: Farm Progress Show host family Lisa, Ida Kay, Richard and Craig Boggs size up this year's show in Amana, Iowa.
History Corner: A Look Back
1978: An FS Services representative explained to viewers just how these micromini tractors were modified to compete in pulls at the Farm Progress Show.
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JIM BOWLING, HERALD & REVIEW Central Progress Avenue is pictured from a helicopter tour vantage point during the second day of the Farm Progress Show Wednesday.
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JIM BOWLING, HERALD & REVIEW Progress City is pictured from a helicopter tour vantage point during the second day of the Farm Progress Show Wednesday.
Taron Freeman wears promotional bags around his neck while visiting the Farm Progress Show with fellow Stevenson School sixth graders during a field trip in August. The Howard G. Buffett Foundation provided funds to allow all Decatur Public School sixth-grade classes to experience the event. On Monday, Decatur school officials announced that Buffett would provide $1.6 million to fund a new agriculture academy.
Brandt Group of Companies shows off its agricultural augers at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur.
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JIM BOWLING, HERALD & REVIEW Ray Ainsworth conducts a horse training session.
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, middle right, chats with attendees in the Archer Daniels Midland Co. tent.
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CLAY JACKSON, HERALD & REVIEW Larry Ring checks out a 1932 Ford that was on display at the O'Reilly Booth Wednesday during the 2017 Farm Progress Show site at Progress City USA in Decatur. Ring is from Effingham.
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CLAY JACKSON, HERALD & REVIEW The crowd listens to country singer Easton Corbin Wednesday during the 2017 Farm Progress Show site at Progress City USA in Decatur. The concert is sponsored by Ram Trucks and was free to the public.
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Exhibitors and attendees talk in the DuPont Pioneer tent during the second day of the Farm Progress Show Aug. 30 in Decatur.
Attendees walk on West Progress Avenue at Progress City, as viewed from the top of the grain bin at the Chief Agri Industrial Division exhibit, during the 2013 Farm Progress Show in Decatur.
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