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Market to Market June 15, 2012 (#3742)


The U.S. Senate begins floor debate of the next Farm Bill. A former Secretary of Agriculture says no to Big Brother's "Eye in the Sky". An uninvited guest wreaks havoc on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Market analysis with Darin Newsom and Don Roose. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture business carp Darin Newsom Don Roose economy EPA Farm Bill farms John Roach

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