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Market to Market April 5, 2013 (#3832)


Lawmakers mull immigration reforms in hopes of keeping a steady supply of labor in the fields. The threat of flooding returns to Fargo, while the rest of the nation contends with drought. Spring is in the air, but urban entrepreneurs are taking their operations indoors. Market analysis with Mark Gold. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture drought entrepreneurs Fargo flooding immigration reform labor Mark Gold spring

In the News

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    (Apr 5, 2013) Food aid groups are urging the Obama administration to overhaul the way the United States helps starving people abroad. The White House will not say whether Obama's budget proposal, scheduled to come out next week, will seek to change the way...
  • China Kills Market Birds As Flu Found In Pigeons
    (Apr 5, 2013) BEIJING (AP) -- China announced a sixth death from a new bird flu strain Friday, while authorities in Shanghai halted the sale of live fowl and slaughtered all poultry at a market where the virus was detected in pigeons being sold for...
  • First Lady Plants White House Garden For Spring
    (Apr 5, 2013) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Salad using lettuce from Michelle Obama's garden could be served up in just a few weeks. The first lady on Thursday planted lettuce and other crops in her garden on the South Lawn of the White House, with an assist from...
  • Monsanto Profit Rises 22 Percent In Second Quarter
    (Apr 5, 2013) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Monsanto reported Wednesday that its income increased 22 percent in the agriculture products company's second quarter on strong sales of biotech seeds, particularly in Brazil and other emerging markets. The company boosted its...
  • Meat Industry To Reboot Labels To Help Consumers
    (Apr 5, 2013) Don't know your pork butts from your rump roasts? It may be getting a little easier. The American meat industry is rolling out a refresh of the often confusing 40-year-old system used for naming the various cuts of beef, pork, lamb and veal....
  • Corn Sinks Again As Traders Worry About Oversupply
    (Apr 5, 2013) Corn futures ended sharply lower Thursday as traders worry about excess supplies of the grain. Energy and metals prices also closed mostly lower. Corn for May delivery fell 11.5 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $6.30 a bushel. Wheat fell 2.5 cents to...