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Market to Market April 8, 2011 (#3632)

Industry experts champion agriculture's increasing role in U.S. energy policy. Congress hits the brakes on EPA efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Market to Market examines the economic impact of 25 years worth of Farm Aid. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:44)

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In the News

  • Wolf Hunting Set to Expand
    (Sep 10, 2010) BILLINGS, Mont (AP) — Government agencies are seeking broad new authority to ramp up killings and removals of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, despite two recent court actions that restored the animal's endangered status in...
  • US program seeks to increase use of E-85 fuel
    (Apr 8, 2011) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The federal government wants to increase production and use of a higher blend of ethanol fuel by giving financial assistance to gas stations that install more pumps for the fuel, U.S Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...
  • Water woes heat up again in southeast Nebraska
    (Apr 8, 2011) OMAHA, Neb (AP) - A U.S.
  • USDA: Delay in meat sales could prevent recalls
    (Apr 8, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is aiming to prevent meat recalls by withholding meat and poultry products from grocery store shelves until government testing is complete.
  • Farmers brace for high price backlash
    (Apr 8, 2011) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Farmers and ethanol producers have braced for what they expect could be widespread criticism as corn prices are rising rapidly and other food costs are following.
  • Agreement to let Yellowstone bison roam in Montana
    (Apr 8, 2011) BILLINGS, Mont (AP) - Bison from Yellowstone National Park will roam freely across 75,000 acres in southern Montana where for years the animals were shipped to slaughter by the hundreds, under a breakthrough agreement expected to be adopted this...
  • Xcel Energy scrubs plans for ND wind project
    (Apr 8, 2011) BISMARCK, N.D (AP) - Xcel Energy Inc.
  • Water-quality bill raises alarms in Iowa
    (Apr 8, 2011) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A bill that would place important water-quality programs under control of the state agriculture department is raising some alarms.