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Market to Market May 25, 2012 (#3739)


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Midwest growers, devastated by epic flooding last year, now face a growing threat of drought. Strong winds power robust job creation, leading President Obama to call for the extension of key tax credits. Hoping to minimize the effects of wind, Nebraska researchers work to limit chemical drift down on the farm. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture business economy ethanol Farm Bill farm safety farms gas prices Naomi Blohm USDA wheat

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