Iowa Public Television


Market to Market March 19, 2010 (#3529)

Flooding across the heartland slows planting preparation. The federal government rolls out its plan for broadband communications. And, the nation's Governors push an alternative energy plan that's blowin' in the wind. Market analysis with John Roach. (24:43)

Tags: agriculture alternative energy crops farmers floods markets politics renewable fuels rural technology

In the News

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  • Europeans Debate Exiting Euro
    (Mar 19, 2010) London (AP) - As Europe struggles to emerge from its fiscal crisis, a notion long considered taboo is gaining currency: could countries be kicked out of the euro or be given an easy way to leave?
  • Report: USDA Lax in Watching Organics Market
    (Mar 19, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department has failed to enforce penalties against some who falsely marketed foods as organic, according to an internal department investigation.
  • 17 Indicted Following Neb. Immigration Probe
    (Mar 19, 2010) OMAHA, Neb (AP) - Federal authorities have indicted 17 people on fraud, identity theft and related charges following an immigration probe at a Fremont meatpacking plant.
  • April Sentencing in Iowa Slaughterhouse Case
    (Mar 19, 2010) CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A former manager of an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse will be sentenced next month on federal fraud charges.
  • Meatout Day' Angers State's Farmers
    (Mar 19, 2010) LANSING (AP) — Some Michigan agriculture organizations have a beef with Michigan Gov Jennifer Granholm over her proclamation encouraging residents to not eat meat for a day.
  • Oklahoma Among Top 5 For Cutting Water Pollution
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