Iowa Public Television


Market to Market July 16, 2010 (#3546)

The Senate approves the largest overhaul of U.S. financial regulations since the Great Depression. The U.S. crop is in good shape, but weather problems from Kazakhstan to Canada push wheat prices higher. An outspoken author squares off with a Missouri farmer on the merits of production agriculture. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:47)

Tags: agriculture authors Congress corn crops economy farmers finance food industry markets reform weather wheat

In the News

  • Ethanol Industy Scrambles to Keep Incentives
    (Jul 16, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The once-popular ethanol industry is scrambling to hold onto billions of dollars in government subsidies, fighting an increasing public skepticism of the corn-based fuel and wariness from lawmakers who may divert the money to...
  • Firm Proposes 200 Megawatt Nebraska Wind Farm
    (Jul 16, 2010) LINCOLN, Neb (AP) — A Chicago company submitted plans Thursday to build a 200-megawatt wind farm in northeast Nebraska on the same day a new state law encouraging wind power development took effect.
  • Solar Wells Displacing Windmills on Western Range
    (Jul 16, 2010) ALCOVA, Wyo — The pump installer toppled the old windmill in about an hour, first climbing up the wobbly 27-foot tower to stop the broken mill's whirling blade and then pulling the underground pipe to make way for a new solar-powered electric pump.
  • California Aims to Boost Enforcement of Organic Rules
    (Jul 16, 2010) SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) - It's been barely a year since Luis Miranda began selling organic produce at farmers markets near his home in California's Central Valley, but he's already seen every trick in the book.
  • Agriculture Colleges Reduce Herds to Cut Costs
    (Jul 16, 2010) BURLINGTON, Vt (AP)— The fields and long red barns at the University of Vermont will soon house fewer cows as low milk prices, high costs and budget cuts have forced the university to sell its herd.
  • Farmers Urged To Open Lands Under Open Fields
    (Jul 16, 2010) SIOUX FALLS, S.D (AP) — In wildlife-rich South Dakota, opening up more private land to public recreation — namely hunting and fishing — would seem to be a slam-dunk for attracting new tourism dollars to the state.