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Market to Market January 20, 2012 (#3721)


Two Midwestern economists offer their outlook for rural America. President Obama says "no" to the Keystone XL Pipeline -- at least for now. A New England farm brings the taste of the country to the narrow canyons of the big city. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture business economy farms Keystone XL Pipeline markets Tomm Pfitzenmaier TransCanada Corp.

In the News

  • Citrus growers sweating extended California freeze
    (Jan 17, 2012) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California citrus growers are sweating a hard freeze that has blanketed the nation's largest fresh-fruit market in the midst of harvest. The National Weather Service said temperatures dropped to as low as 19...
  • Shrimp season rolls on amid controversy over quota
    (Jan 18, 2012) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - New England fishermen have been casting their nets in the cold Gulf of Maine waters since the northern shrimp season began Jan. 2, but their season could be cut short this winter if their catches are too...
  • Ag pollution prevention program tested in Minn.
    (Jan 18, 2012) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota will take the lead in testing a federal program that encourages farmers to reduce agricultural pollution. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa...
  • Ag secretary promotes biofuels at Chicago meeting
    (Jan 17, 2012) CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says biofuels are playing a growing role in the civilian aircraft and airline industry and in the military. Vilsack spoke Monday at a business roundtable meeting at Chicago-based...
  • USDA Proposes Streamlining Poultry Inspections
    (Jan 20, 2012) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department is proposing to reduce the number of government inspectors at poultry slaughter plants.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says about 1,000 government inspector jobs at poultry plants would be...
  • Top Meat Antitrust Regulator Quits
    (Jan 20, 2012) A top federal antitrust regulator for meat companies is stepping down. J. Dudley Butler will end his tenure next week as head of the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration, the agency said Thursday. Butler oversaw key parts of the...