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Market to Market April 15, 2011 (#3633)

Environmental watchdogs sound the alarm over soil erosion in a key agricultural state. House Republicans and the Obama Administration unveil plans to reign-in government spending. And the U.S. trade deficit narrows, as growing trade overseas supports global economic recovery. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:46)

Tags: agriculture Barack Obama budgets commodity prices crops deficit economy Energy/Environment erosion government markets oil trade

In the News

  • Water Woes in Southern Nebraska Loom Again
    (Apr 15, 2011) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A U.S. Supreme Court decision that breathed new life into a decades-long water-rights dispute on the Great Plains has renewed concerns among southern Nebraska farmers about what could happen to their livelihoods.
  • Farm Subsidies Face $30B Hit Under GOP Budget Plan
    (Apr 15, 2011) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Republican head of the House Budget Committee has proposed cutting agriculture subsidies by $30 billion over the next 10 years as part of a broad effort to slash federal spending, but it remains to be seen whether his ideas...
  • Georgia Governor Says He Will Sign Immigration Bill
    (Apr 15, 2011) ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov Nathan Deal says he'll sign a tough immigration measure passed by the Georgia Legislature that includes elements similar to a contentious law enacted in Arizona last year.
  • Nebraska Quarantines 3 Flocks of Birds
    (Apr 15, 2011) LINCOLN, Neb — State Agriculture officials plan to slaughter three quarantined flocks of birds in southeast Nebraska to prevent the spread of avian flu.
  • World Stumbles Towards Climate Summit
    (Apr 15, 2011) BANGKOK (AP) -- Nineteen years after the world started to take climate change seriously, delegates from around the globe spent five days talking about what they will talk about at a year-end conference in South Africa.
  • Bat Disease May Increase Farm Pesticide Use
    (Apr 15, 2011) CHAMPAIGN, Ill (AP) -- A group of researchers says the threat posed to bats by a fatal disease isn't just a threat to the animals but to American agriculture, one they believe farmers and consumers alike scarcely appreciate.