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Market to Market May 13, 2011 (#3637)

LU.S. Farm exports reach all-time highs in spite of an increasing trade deficit. Southern farmers prepare for a kick in the teeth from the Mighty Mississippi River. Ending stocks reports bring out the bears in the commodity pits. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture deficit economy ethanol floods markets Mississippi River weather

In the News

  • Props Aplenty in Senate Show on Big Oil Tax Breaks
    (May 13, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The hearing was for verbally flogging oil company CEOs, and no senator bothered to pretend it was about making gasoline prices more affordable or helping the economy recover.
  • USDA Still Plagued by Civil Rights Problems
    (May 13, 2011) (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite acknowledging a legacy of discrimination, the Agriculture Department is still plagued by civil rights problems that have in the past led to unequal treatment of minorities seeking loans and other help, according to a...
  • Flooding on Mississippi River Threatens Catfish Industry
    (May 13, 2011) YAZOO CITY, Miss (AP) — Catfish farming in Mississippi faces grave danger from flooding.
  • Alabama Poultry Growers Face Devastation After Storms
    (May 13, 2011) PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala (AP) -- Tom Parker shook his head and seemed near tears as he talked about all that he lost in an April 27 tornado that ripped apart the northern Alabama farm where he grew up and had spent much of his adult life raising...
  • Drought Decends on Texas and Surrounding States
    (May 13, 2011) LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- With much of the nation focused on a spring marked by historic floods and deadly tornadoes, Texas and parts of several surrounding states are suffering through a drought nearly as punishing as some of the world's driest...
  • Middle Class Appetites Drive China Food Inflation
    (May 13, 2011) BEIJING (AP) -- Hunger was such a constant companion in Yao Qizhong's childhood that even now, at age 40, he'll stoop down to salvage a single clove of garlic that falls from his table at the Beijing market where he hawks fresh produce.
  • A Picture's Worth 1,000 Calories
    (May 13, 2011) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A $2 million project being unveiled Wednesday in the lunchroom of a Texas elementary school will use high-tech cameras to photograph what foods children pile onto their trays — and later capture what they don't finish eating.
  • Census shows Age Gap Widening Among US Regions
    (May 13, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) — Driven by immigrants and young people moving to the South and West and older Americans who stay put elsewhere, the age gap between regions in the U.S has grown to its widest level in decades, sharpening the divides on hot-button...