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Market to Market July 6, 2012 (#3745)


Mother Nature continues to blast the country with oppressive heat. Crops across the Corn Belt wilt under the driest conditions in 25 years. A Chinese leader reconnects with a key trading partner in the heart of rural America. Market analysis with Mark Gold. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture beans business China Chinese corn cornbelt crops drought economy farms HEAT heat waves Mark Gold markets soybeans trade trade agreements Vice President Xi Jinping Xi Jinping

In the News

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