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Market to Market March 16, 2012 (#3729)


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Architects of the next Farm Bill ponder the future of federal risk management programs. Entrepreneurs break ground for one of America's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants. The EPA raises a few eyebrows over its inspections of concentrated animal feeding operations. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (24:45)

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