Iowa Public Television


Market to Market October 28, 2011 (#3709)

Tight supplies and strong demand support grain and oilseed prices amidst a bountiful harvest. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack offers his outlook for rural America in the months ahead. Those stories and market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:47)

Tags: agriculture corn economy Elaine Kub grain markets oilseeds Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

In the News

  • Final approval for black farmers settlement
    (Oct 28, 2011) A federal judge has given final approval to a $1.2 billion government settlement with black farmers who claim they were unfairly denied loans and other assistance from the Agriculture Department over many years..
  • Feds tighten belt by cutting agriculture reports
    (Oct 28, 2011) When farmers need to check honey prices so they can decide whether to sell, there's been a report for that. And when catfish and sheep farmers want to check production in their industries, there've been reports for that, too.
  • Asian carp case cast to Supreme Court
    (Oct 28, 2011) Five states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear their plea for quicker federal action to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi river watersheds.
  • Rural broadband overhaul could jolt economy
    (Oct 28, 2011) Federal regulators are set to reveal their plan Thursday for an overhaul of the $8 billion fund that subsidizes phone service in rural areas and for the poor, with the goal of redirecting the money toward broadband expansion.
  • State investigates manure spill in NE Iowa
    (Oct 28, 2011) State environmental officials say a hog farmer left a valve open on a manure transfer pump, causing thousands of gallons of manure to spill and flow toward a creek in northeast Iowa.
  • Flood roads reopen to celebration
    (Oct 28, 2011) Business owners and area residents celebrated Monday's reopening of the Iowa Highway 2 link into Nebraska City, which was closed for more than four months by Missouri River flooding.