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Market to Market March 23, 2012 (#3730)


President Obama voices his support for a portion of a controversial oil pipeline. Private analysts gaze into the crystal ball prior to USDA's prospective plantings estimates. And thousands of workers migrate to North Dakota, where an oil boom is "rockin' in the Bakken." Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:48)

Tags: agriculture Barack Obama business Department of Agriculture economy fracking Iowa Jamey Kohake midwest news North Dakota oil oil boom oil pipeline production USDA

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