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Market to Market March 18, 2011 (#3629)

Shockwaves from Japan's catastrophic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis ripple through the global economy. House lawmakers ponder the impact of environmental regulations on American agriculture.Those stories and market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:48)

Tags: agriculture disasters earthquakes economy energy policy Energy/Environment Japan markets nuclear trade tsunamis

In the News

  • Texas Farmers Say Drug War Making Job Dangerous
    (Mar 18, 2011) LA JOYA, Texas (AP) -- As Texas farmhands prepared this winter to burn stalks of sugarcane for harvest along the Rio Grande, four masked men on ATVs suddenly surrounded the crew members and ordered them to leave.
  • Ag Industry, Lawmakers Try to Limit Secret Videos
    (Mar 18, 2011) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Angered by repeated releases of secretly filmed videos claiming to show the mistreatment of farm animals, Iowa's agriculture industry is pushing legislation that would make it illegal for animal rights activists to produce...
  • Farmland Preservation Program on Chopping Block
    (Mar 18, 2011) Part of a relatively new state program aimed at preserving farmland would be eliminated under Gov Scott Walker's budget to help erase Wisconsin's $3.5 billion deficit over the next two years.
  • Agriculture Chief Aims to Ease Fear on Dust Rules
    (Mar 18, 2011) DENVER (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday that farmers shouldn't be overly concerned that new federal air regulations will hurt their livelihoods.
  • Farmland Values Up 22% in Nebraska
    (Mar 18, 2011) LINCOLN (AP) — The average value of Nebraska farmland jumped 22 percent last year because of the combination of high commodity prices, strong farm income and limited land availability.
  • Higher Milk Prices Don't Help Dairy Farmers Much
    (Mar 18, 2011) RIVERDALE, Calif (AP) -- While milk prices continue to rise and exports to Asian markets have expanded, many dairy farmers are still struggling with the aftermath of several disastrous years and hoping the federal government will do something to...
  • Ag Department to Cut 60 Workers
    (Mar 18, 2011) The commissioner of the state's agriculture department has started notifying about 60 workers they will be laid off to make cuts necessary to balance the budget.