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Market to Market January 4, 2013 (#3819)

Wall Street begins 2013 with a rally after lawmakers reach a deal averting the fiscal cliff. The USDA celebrates its sesquicentennial as "The People's Department." Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture Alan Brugler fiscal cliff USDA Wall Street

In the News

  • Extraordinary snowfall needed to relieve drought
    (Jan 4, 2013) The storms that recently covered parts of the U.S. with snow won't be enough to ease the nation's drought. In fact, climatologists say, it would take historic snowfalls - an absurd amount, really - to undo the damage inflicted by one of the driest...
  • Hormel Foods buying Skippy for about $700 million
    (Jan 4, 2013) Hormel Foods is buying the Skippy peanut butter product line from Unilever for approximately $700 million as it looks to strengthen its business overseas and branch out beyond its meat business that includes Spam.
  • 2012 was 10th driest Illinois
    (Jan 4, 2013) 2012 was Illinois' 10th driest year. Illinois Radio Network reports that Illinois averaged just more than 30 inches of rainfall across the state - about 10 inches below normal.
  • Scholars map city food gardens with Google Earth
    (Jan 4, 2013) Backyard and vacant lot gardens play a large part in Chicago's total food production.
  • FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules
    (Jan 4, 2013) The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.
  • Extraordinary snowfall needed to relieve drought
    (Jan 4, 2013) Federal officials say they're confident that they'll be able to keep a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River open to barge traffic and avoid a shipping shutdown that the industry fears is imminent.