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Market to Market November 18, 2011 (#3712)


Powered by robust demand, farmland values increase by the largest amount in decades. A lack of clearly defined rules for members of Congress on insider trading prompts calls for reform. Thousands of workers migrate to North Dakota, where an oil boom has things "rockin' in the Bakken." Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:46)

Tags: agriculture Bakken oil reserve economy government insider trading Jamey Kohake jobs land values news North Dakota oil industry recession recovery U.S. Congress

In the News

  • US Farm Exports Boom as the Rest of the Economy Struggles
    (Nov 18, 2011) (AP)  As U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Vietnam and China to talk trade this week, he's hoping to build on one of the few bright spots in the struggling American economy: agricultural exports. U.S. agricultural exports are...
  • ICE Pushes Compliance Program for Businesses
    (Nov 18, 2011) (AP)  ATLANTA — In the past few months, the roster of companies in a revamped, voluntary immigration enforcement program has expanded by nearly one-fifth as the Obama administration steps up employer audits.It may seem...
  • Farmers Avoiding Fed Loan Programs
    (Nov 18, 2011) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Extreme drought withered grain across the Great Plains. Flooding from the Mississippi and Missouri rivers drowned corn and other crops from Nebraska to Louisiana. A tropical storm on the East Coast submerged Carolina...
  • Congress Set to Cut Money for Meat Industry Reform
    (Nov 18, 2011) (AP) ST. LOUIS The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday it will abandon portions of a sweeping antitrust rule proposed for meat companies if Congress does not provide money for enforcement. A Congressional committee voted late Monday to...
  • California Upholds Quarantine of Raw Milk Products
    (Nov 18, 2011) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — State officials on Wednesday upheld a recall and quarantine of raw milk products from a California dairy after three children were sent to hospitals with E.coli poisoning in the nation's latest outbreak related to the...
  • Congress Pushes Back on Healthier School Lunches
    (Nov 18, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) — Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do? In an effort many 9-year-olds will cheer, Congress wants pizza and french fries to stay on school lunch lines and is fighting the Obama...