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Market to Market April 6, 2012 (#3732)


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The EPA moves the ethanol industry toward a potential 50 percent increase in sales. A Midwestern governor calls for a congressional investigation on what he calls a "smear campaign". It's the end of an era in one rural community when a time capsule goes on the auction block. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:46)

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In the News

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