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Market to Market January 6, 2012 (#3719)


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Wall Street begins 2012 with a rally, but a key study reveals a slowing economy on Main Street. The frontrunner wins the caucus, while the rural vote bolsters an underdog's bid for the White House. A Nebraska hog producer powers his operation -- and his neighbors' -- by converting "waste into watts." Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture alternative energy animals biofuels business caucuses economy Energy/Environment hog waste hogs Jamey Kohake livestock Main Street manure markets methane Nebraska renewable fuels Wall Street White House

In the News

  • Missouri River management plan for 2012 released
    (Jan 6, 2012) The Army Corps of Engineers says it is trying to improve the way it manages the Missouri River's reservoirs after last year's historic flooding, but the 2012 plan released Friday doesn't include any additional flood-storage space.
  • Winter a tough time for Fla. tropical fish farmers
    (Jan 6, 2012) It's a tense time at Imperial Tropicals, one of central Florida's largest ornamental fish farms.
  • Study: Parasitic fly could explain bee die-off
    (Jan 6, 2012) Northern California scientists say they have found a possible explanation for a honey bee die-off that has decimated hives around the world: A parasitic fly that hijacks the bees' bodies and causes them to abandon hives.
  • FDA limits some antibiotics in livestock
    (Jan 6, 2012) The Food and Drug Administration has moved to limit the use of an antibiotic that is injected into livestock before slaughter, saying it could increase antibiotic resistance in humans.
  • NM scientists develop drought-tolerant alfalfa
    (Jan 6, 2012) With much of the Southwest struggling with drought, many ranchers and dairy farmers are having difficulty finding enough hay for their livestock and making tough choices: pay up to twice as much as last year and ship it in from hundreds of...