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Market to Market June 18, 2010 (#3542)


In the wake of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Washington plays hardball with "Big Oil." Hoping to reduce the amount of NITRATES in the Gulf, farmers deploy innovative drainage systems. An examination of the market impact of these and other developments this week with John Roach. (27:46)

Tags: agriculture BP disasters economy Energy/Environment farmers Gulf of Mexico markets oil oil spills pollution Washington D.C. water quality

In the News

  • US Decision on Ethanol Blend Put off Until Fall
    (Jun 18, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says it will wait until this fall to decide whether U.S car engines can handle higher concentrations of ethanol in gasoline.
  • USDA Touts Tighter Meat Industry Antitrust Rules
    (Jun 18, 2010) ST LOUIS (AP) -- The Obama administration on Friday proposed new antitrust rules for meat companies that reflect a willingness by the USDA to shift the balance of power between farmers and processors and to regulate an industry long dominated by a...
  • SpaghettiOs, Frozen Dinners Pulled from Shelves
    (Jun 18, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two popular grocery items are being pulled off the shelves - SpaghettiOs that weren't adequately heated during processing, and Marie Callender frozen dinners that pose a salmonella risk.
  • Regulators Consider Broadening Testing for E. Coli
    (Jun 18, 2010) YAKIMA, Wash (AP) -- The food industry and government regulators have focused for years on finding the most virulent strain of E.
  • Map Called Key to Faster Internet in Rural Texas
    (Jun 18, 2010) DALLAS (AP) -- The first map detailing high-speed Internet access around the state will highlight unserved rural areas in hopes of bringing service to those communities, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said Wednesday.
  • `Madoff of the Midwest' Also Gets State Sentence
    (Jun 18, 2010) ST LOUIS (AP) -- A former Missouri grain dealer already in federal prison for duping roughly 180 farmers out of $27 million has been sentenced to 10 years on state charges in the swindle that landed her the moniker the "Madoff of the Midwest."...