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Market to Market December 17, 2010 (#3616)

Congress approves an 11th hour extension of Bush Era tax cuts. The Obama Administration examines profit margins in the agricultural supply chain. A global biotechnology leader announces an innovation simplifying spring planting is "in the bag." Those stories and market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture Barack Obama biotechnology George W. Bush markets presidents taxes

In the News

  • China and US announces series of trade deals
    (Dec 16, 2010) Washington, D.C (AP) - The Obama administration said Wednesday that two days of talks with a high-level delegation from China produced results that should benefit U.S.
  • Cattleman Look for Lessons in $130 Million Swindle
    (Dec 17, 2010) LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- The collapse of a Midwest cattle brokerage company that owes hundreds of ranchers as much as $130 million could result in some going under and has others wondering if regulatory changes are needed to prevent similar...
  • Federal Judge Orders Rewrite of Delat Smelt Plan
    (Dec 17, 2010) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to rewrite parts of its plan to protect a tiny, threatened fish that lives in California's freshwater delta.
  • Montana Ships "Instant Ranch" to Russia
    (Dec 17, 2010) BILLINGS, Mont (AP) -- Cowboys, quarter-horses and 1,434 purebred beef cattle - just add grasslands, and you've got a transplanted Montana ranch.
  • Frugal Farmer Now Being Remembered as Generous
    (Dec 16, 2010) LEROY, MN (AP) — A retired farmer had a reputation in his small Minnesota town for being very frugal.
  • Maine egg farms come up clean in salmonella tests
    (Dec 16, 2010) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine egg producers have come up clean in testing by the U.S Food and Drug Administration for dangerous salmonella.
  • Artificial ice wines introduced by wine makers
    (Dec 16, 2010) Prairie du Sac, WI (AP)- Ice wine, made from grapes that were allowed to freeze on the vine, has long been one of the most expensive dessert drinks because of the risk involved in its production.