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Market to Market July 1, 2011 (#3644)

President Obama touts his plans to create jobs and rejuvenate the economy. The Agriculture Department estimates farmers planted a near-record amount of corn. Predictions of expanded corn acreage push coarse grain prices limit down. Market analysis with Elaine Kub and Walt Hackney. (27:47)

Tags: agriculture Barack Obama corn crops economy Elaine Kub farmers grain jobs markets news presidents prices Walt Hackney

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