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Market to Market October 7, 2011 (#3706)


Private analysts cut estimates on domestic corn yields. A trio of long-awaited trade agreements inch their way closer to ratification. Researchers claim renewable fuels standards cannot be met without government support. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture corn crops economy lawmakers markets renewable fuels Sue Martin trade trade agreements yields

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