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Market to Market June 3, 2011 (#3640)


Mother Nature continues her season of discontent with record flooding on the Missouri River. Budget hawks target farm programs in hopes of stemming the rising tide of government red ink. And a Midwestern cattle producer deploys innovative strategies to produce feed, food and fuel. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:47)

Tags: agriculture budgets cattle crops economy farm subsidies floods markets Missouri River politics renewable fuels

In the News

  • Germany: E. coli patients continue to rise
    (Jun 3, 2011) BERLIN (AP) - The number of people sickened by a mysterious strain of E coli in Europe is still rising more than a month after it was first detected, but officials say there are now signs the bacterial outbreak responsible for at least 18 deaths...
  • New England looks to expand local beef industry
    (Jun 3, 2011) HARTFORD, Conn (AP) - With few slaughterhouses in New England equipped to process beef on a large scale, Paul Miller ships cattle from his dairy farm in eastern Connecticut about 300 miles to a meatpacker in Pennsylvania.
  • Wild west weather as snow melts, dams filling, floods feared
    (Jun 3, 2011) GRAND COULEE DAM, Wash (AP) - The giant concrete dams of the Pacific Northwest are overflowing with water.
  • Food pyramid out, 'My Plate' in for healthy eating
    (Jun 3, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a new U.S symbol for healthful eating: The Agriculture Department unveiled "My Plate" on Thursday, abandoning the food pyramid that had guided many Americans but merely confused others.
  • Aid agency: price of staples to double in 20 years
    (Jun 3, 2011) AMSTERDAM (AP) - As food costs spike for the second time in three years, an international aid agency predicts the price of some staples such as corn will double in the next 20 years amid a permanent crisis caused by rising demand, flat crop yields...
  • Lawmakers, schools worry about school meal costs
    (Jun 3, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) - Eating healthy food isn't always cheap, and some conservatives in Congress are concerned that the Obama administration's effort to make school lunches more nutritious is a luxury the nation can't afford.