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Market to Market December 23, 2011 (#3717)


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Amidst the worst drought in history, Texas ranchers cull their herds. The EPA unveils rigorous new standards on emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. New data suggest the Army Corps of Engineers is not responsible for damages due to record flooding last summer on the Missouri River. Market analysis with Alan Brugler.

Tags: agriculture Alan Brugler business disaster relief economy Environmental Protection Agency flooding markets rural America Texas

In the News

  • Interior backs solar, wind farms in Calif., Ariz.
    (Dec 20, 2011) The Obama administration has approved a pair of renewable energy projects being developed on public lands in Arizona and California.
  • Dry Northern Plains helps spring runoff prep
    (Dec 20, 2011) Thanks to a dry fall across the northern Plains, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is months ahead of schedule in releasing water from reservoirs on the upper Missouri River to guard against another spring of record-setting flooding.
  • Panel: Corps not to blame for Missouri River flood
    (Dec 20, 2011) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did what it could with the record flooding on the Missouri River this year although proposed changes could help avoid a disastrous repeat, especially since such floods could become more frequent, an expert panel...
  • High winds calm after causing havoc on west coast
    (Dec 23, 2011) California winds that overturned trucks, toppled trees and fanned fires were dying down Friday and forecasters predicted calmer weather for the Christmas weekend.
  • Production of Ethanol in Iowa sets record
    (Dec 23, 2011) Increased exports helped push Iowa's ethanol production to a record 3.7 billion gallons in 2011, renewable fuel officials said.
  • Traps aimed at shedding light on forest-damaging bug
    (Dec 23, 2011) Triangular, purple kite-like contraptions placed in trees across the country are helping state and federal agriculture officials learn more about a deadly beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the United States and Canada and...