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Market to Market April 13, 2012 (#3733)


The FDA rolls-out a rule to end sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics. Grain stocks remain historically tight as farmers move into the field. Nebraska residents find an oasis in what some have called a "food desert." Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:43)

Tags: agriculture antibiotics business economy FDA food deserts grain Iowa margets Nebraska stocks Tomm Pfitzenmaier

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