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Market to Market July 5, 2013 (#3845)


Washington’s failure to enact a Farm Bill, leaves dairy producers in limbo. A barometer of the Midwest economy declines for the third consecutive month. A record-breaking heat fuels lethal wildfires as the drought intensifies in the southwest. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (28:47)

Tags: agriculture Alan Brugler drought economy Farm Bill farms market analysis wildfires

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