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Market to Market June 24, 2011 (#3643)

Floodwaters prompt more evacuations along swollen rivers in the Midwest. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledges factors slowing the economic recovery. And in the corridors of Capitol Hill, one man's unlikely coalition deals a body blow to ethanol. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (28:46)

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In the News

  • Judge Hears From Farmers in Suit Against Pilgrim's
    (Jun 24, 2011) FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge heard more testimony Friday from farmers who allege poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride closed plants and ran them out of business to manipulate commodity chicken prices, which they say violated a...
  • World Farm Groups Demand Regulation
    (Jun 24, 2011) BRUSSELS (AP) — Farm groups from around the globe Monday demanded further regulation they said is necessary to rein in commodity traders and stop the price volatility that has cut into their incomes.
  • Georgia Puts Probationers to Work Harvesting Crops
    (Jun 24, 2011) LESLIE, Ga (AP) -- It's 3:25 p.m. in a dusty cucumber field in south Georgia. A knot of criminal offenders who spent seven hours in the sun harvesting buckets of vegetables by hand have decided they're calling it quits - exactly as crew leader...
  • Study: Even Routine Weather Can be Costly
    (Jun 24, 2011) BOULDER, Colo, (AP) - A study released by the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., says the annual impact of routine weather in the United States can total $485 billion.
  • Drought Signs Dot California Roads Where Water Is Currently Plentiful
    (Jun 24, 2011) FRESNO, Calif (AP) -- Drive on Highway 99 or Interstate 5 between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and you will see plastic banners scattered among wine tasting ads and billboards hawking the latest pesticide.
  • Remote Control Chopper Monitors Crops From Above
    (Jun 24, 2011) LAKE ALFRED, Fla (AP) -- The knee-high contraption resting on a patch of dirt near an orange grove looked like a cross between a tiny helicopter and a spider.
  • Former Ghana and Brazil Presidents Awarded Food Prize
    (Jun 24, 2011) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former presidents of Ghana and Brazil will receive the World Food Prize for their successful efforts to reduce by half the number of people in their countries who suffer from hunger and poverty, the prize's foundation...