Iowa Public Television


Market to Market December 30, 2011 (#3718)

USDA analysis suggests ethanol production may NOT cause indirect land use changes. And from cotton to cornfields, prices soared in 2011. Market to Market looks back at the year that was and examines the outlook for 2012. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture business corn cotton Don Roose economy ethanol markets USDA

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