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Market to Market July 8, 2011 (#3645)


Senate leaders announce a bipartisan compromise cutting subsidies for ethanol. A Nebraska hog producer powers his operation and his neighbors by converting waste into watts. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:47)

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In the News

  • Corn Prices Rise Sharply on Improving Export Sales
    (Jul 8, 2011) Washington (AP) - Corn prices are sharply higher because of a rise in U.S export sales.
  • Ag Secretary Questions Corps on Missouri Flooding
    (Jul 8, 2011) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is taking the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to task for its handling of the Missouri River, which has flooded thousands of acres of farmland in seven states.
  • Insects Leading Threat to U.S. Forests
    (Jul 8, 2011) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich (AP) -- Marauding insects have become a leading threat to the nation's forests over the past decade, a problem made worse by drought and a warming climate, a federal report says.
  • Australia Lifts Ban on Cattle Exports to Indonesia
    (Jul 8, 2011) SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia lifted a ban on its $350 million a year live cattle trade with Indonesia on Wednesday, with the federal government saying a new set of strict conditions on exporters will help ensure the animals are treated humanely.
  • GOP Pushes Back on Effort to Limit Kids' Food Ads
    (Jul 8, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are siding with food companies resisting the Obama administration's efforts to pressure them to stop advertising junk food for children.