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Market to Market March 8, 2013 (#3828)


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An improving economic outlook pushes Wall Street to record highs. Secretary Vilsack tells lawmakers he has no other choice but to furlough meat inspectors. The State Department reports that a controversial oil pipeline poses little threat to the environment. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake.

Tags: agriculture economics economy Jamey Kohake Tom Vilsack

In the News

  • Report: United States Lost 11,630 Farms in 2012
    (Mar 8, 2013) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The United States now has nearly 2.2 million farms after losing 11,630 farms last year, according to a government report released Tuesday. The National Agricultural Statistics Service's annual snapshot of farms also...
  • Fed Says 18 Biggest U.S. Banks in Stronger Position
    (Mar 8, 2013) WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve says the nation's largest banks are more prepared to withstand a severe U.S. recession and a global downturn than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis.  The Fed's latest annual "stress tests"...
  • UN Predicts Near Record Wheat Production
    (Mar 8, 2013) ROME (AP) - A U.N. food agency says the world is headed to the second largest wheat crop on record because of increased plantings in Europe and a recovery from drought in the U.S. Production is expected to increase to 690 million tons, up 4.3...
  • Farm Bill Would Save Less Than Previously Thought
    (Mar 8, 2013) WASHINGTON (AP) — Farm bills passed by the Senate and a House committee last year would save far less money than previously thought, according to a new estimate released March 1. A report from the Congressional Budget Office says a...
  • Judge Clears Way for Drilling in Shawnee Forest
    (Mar 8, 2013) ENTON, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge has cleared the way for possible timber cutting and natural resources exploration in a southern Illinois national forest. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert...
  • US Factory Orders That Signal Investment Surge
    (Mar 8, 2013) WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. orders for machinery and other factory goods that signal business investment surged in January, indicating confidence in the economy.  The Commerce Department says businesses increased their orders for so-called core...