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Market to Market February 10, 2012 (#3724)


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The Obama Administration says agriculture will play a key role in an economy that's built to last. Latest estimates on domestic agricultural supply and demand prompt little reaction in the markets. America's First Lady urges Midwestern youths to eat nutritious foods and get plenty of exercise. Those stories and market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:47)

Tags: agriculture business economy excercise Iowa markets Michelle Obama Naomi Blohm nutrition Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

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