Iowa Public Television


Market to Market March 5, 2010 (#3527)

The Obama Administration gives USDA's budget a boost. Questions are raised over how much water the Federal government really controls. Secretary Vilsack works to balance conservation and agriculture in Rural America. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (24:44)

Tags: agriculture biotechnology birds conservation farmers livestock markets rural USDA water

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