Iowa Public Television


Market to Market March 26, 2010 (#3530)

After signing sweeping health care reforms into law, President Obama takes a victory lap in Iowa. But the landmark legislation is not without its critics -- including those in the food industry. And with spring planting rapidly approaching, traders prepare for USDA's prospective plantings report. Those stories and market analysis with Walt Hackney and Darin Newsom. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture Barack Obama food health care health care reform industry Iowa Iowa City markets presidents USDA

In the News

  • Dutch Minister: US Is Blocking Trade Talks
    (Mar 26, 2010) AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Dutch economic affairs minister has accused the U.S government of being the most important hindrance to global trade talks, the so-called Doha round of negotiations which have dragged on for almost a decade.
  • Black Farmers' Settlement Still Not a Done Deal
    (Mar 26, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP)- A $1.25 billion settlement between black farmers and the Agriculture Department is at risk of unraveling after Congress adjourned for a two-week break without approving the spending.
  • China Becomes Last Nation to Lift Ban on US Pork
    (Mar 26, 2010) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- China has become the last nation to lift its ban on U.S pork as fears about swine flu ease.
  • Scientist Look To Tobacco For Biofuel
    (Mar 26, 2010) RICHMOND, Va (AP) — Some researchers say an age-old cash crop long the focus of public health debate could be used to help solve the nation's energy crisis, by genetically modifying the tobacco leaf for use as a biofuel.
  • Farmland For Solar
    (Mar 26, 2010) LEMOORE, Calif -- Cash-strapped farmers in California's agricultural heartland and environmentalists at odds over water rights and wildlife protections finally agree on something: that thousands of acres of cracked, salty farmland is the...
  • The World's Best Cheeses
    (Mar 26, 2010) The Europeans are still the big cheeses. Swiss and Austrian cheesemakers took top honors Thursday at the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, beating out some 2,300 entries from 20 countries ranging from Argentina to Switzerland.
  • Bees in More Trouble Than Ever After Bad Winter
    (Mar 26, 2010) MERCED, Calif (AP) — The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening.