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Market to Market July 11, 2012 (#3746)


The House Agriculture Committee hammers out its version of the next Farm Bill. Arid conditions across the nation prompt USDA to cut estimates on crop production. We examine the “growing concern” of drought and analyze a classic weather market with Elaine Kub. (28:04)

Tags: agriculture business crops drought drought economy Elaine Kub Farm Bill farms heat waves markets USDA weather

In the News

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