Iowa Public Television


Market to Market October 21, 2011 (#3708)

The Environmental Protection Agency issues its final decision on agricultural dust. The Corps of Engineers says damages along the Missouri River increase risks of flooding next year. A Midwestern University scores points with agricultural interests by using football to help farmers. Those stories and market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:46)

Tags: agriculture agriculture corn dust economy Environmental Protection Agency flooding football grain Missouri River Virgil Robinson

In the News

  • EU cuts funding to poorest citizens
    (Oct 21, 2011) European Union nations confirmed plans on Thursday to cut over three-quarters in funding for a program that helps feed 18 million of its poorest citizens.
  • New food labeling aimed at reducing confusion
    (Oct 21, 2011) Just like that Energy Star tag helps you choose your appliances, a new report says a rating symbol on the front of every soup can, cereal box and yogurt container could help hurried shoppers go home with the healthiest foods.
  • Listeria likely caused by pools of water
    (Oct 21, 2011) The Food and Drug Administration says the deadly listeria outbreak in cantaloupe was probably caused by pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean packing equipment at a Colorado farm.
  • Heavy rains help produce bounty of mushrooms
    (Oct 21, 2011) The tropical storms that drenched the Northeast this year left an unexpected bounty: Thousands of mushrooms have sprung up on some lawns, and foragers have filled bags with wild ones plucked from the earth, stumps and logs.
  • French fry may gain spot back on school plate
    (Oct 21, 2011) The Senate threw its support behind the potato Tuesday, voting to block an Obama administration proposal to limit the vegetable on school lunch lines.
  • Kudzu makes play on soybeans
    (Oct 21, 2011) - Kudzu - the "plant that ate the South" - has finally met a pest that's just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-called "kudzu bug" is also fond of another East Asian transplant that we happen to like, and that is big money for American farmers.