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Market to Market July 23, 2010 (#3547)

USDA Secretary Vilsack acts swiftly to fight racism, then apologizes for moving too fast. With the stroke of a pen, President Obama puts sweeping financial regulatory reforms into law. Mother Nature continues to make her presence known in North American fields and overseas. Darin Newsom assesses the weather's impact on commodity prices. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture commodity prices crops economy finance racism reform USDA weather

In the News

  • Russia Announces Grain Interventions as Drought Destroys One-Fifth of Crops
    (Jul 23, 2010) MOSCOW (AP) - Russia will begin selling grain to its struggling meat and dairy producers after a severe drought killed at least one-fifth of grain crops across the country, the Agriculture Ministry said Wednesday.
  • China Flooding Kills 701, Worst Toll in a Decade
    (Jul 23, 2010) BEIJING (AP) -- More than 1,000 people have died or disappeared in severe flooding in China so far this year, and the heaviest rains are still to come, a senior official warned Wednesday.
  • Stress Test Concerns Weigh on World Markets
    (Jul 23, 2010) LONDON (AP) -- The looming publication of the stress test results into 91 of Europe's banks weighed on world markets Friday despite further encouraging economic signals, particularly from Europe.
  • FCC: Broadband Market Not Serving All Americans
    (Jul 23, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators have concluded that the broadband market is not bringing high-speed Internet connections to all Americans quickly enough.
  • Indiana Changes Food Stamp Policy That Drew Fire
    (Jul 23, 2010) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana will no longer reduce a state grocery benefit paid to hundreds of developmentally disabled people simply because they receive food stamps, the state government announced Wednesday.