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Market to Market July 12, 2013 (#3846)


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House lawmakers approve the Farm Bill, but only by removing nutrition assistance. A train carrying nearly a million gallons of crude oil derails in Canada, killing 50 people. The Agriculture Department releases its latest estimates on supply and demand. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:44)

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In the News

  • Sacramento's Farm-to-fork Food Bank Changes Lives
    (Jul 12, 2013) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to...
  • Temporary Jobs Becoming A Permanent Fixture In US
    (Jul 12, 2013) WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: Temporary work. From Wal-Mart to General Motors to PepsiCo, companies are increasingly turning to temps and to a much larger universe of...
  • Meat Groups Sue USDA Over Meat Labeling Rule
    (Jul 12, 2013) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Requiring meat labels to have more details about a product's origins is too costly and serves no public health or safety benefit, industry groups said Tuesday in announcing a lawsuit against U.S. Department of...
  • Crews Battling Largest Nevada Fires Near Vegas, Reno
    (Jul 12, 2013) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews worked Tuesday to stop two large Nevada wildfires advancing through rugged mountain areas, including one billowing smoke visible from downtown Las Vegas and another southwest of Reno. Fifty firefighters were...
  • Fervent Foes Devote Their Lives To Fracking Fight
    (Jul 12, 2013) VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York, promising thousands of new jobs, economic salvation for a depressed region, and a cheap, abundant,...
  • Quebec Explosion Highlights Risk Of Oil Transport
    (Jul 12, 2013) WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosion of a runaway oil train in Canada highlights the risks that come from transporting oil, no matter the method. Spills from rail cars occur more frequently than from pipelines, but tend to be smaller. The Quebec...
  • Farmers Worry About Fate Of Immigration Bills
    (Jul 12, 2013) ATWOOD, Mich. (AP) — For northern Michigan fruit grower Pat McGuire, the most potent symbol of the immigration debate isn't grainy television footage showing people slipping furtively across the U.S.-Mexican border. Instead, it's plump red...
  • Quebec Oil Train Derailment Sparks Criminal Probe
    (Jul 12, 2013) LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Quebec police are pursuing a painstaking, wide-ranging criminal investigation of the inferno ignited by the derailment of a runaway oil train that killed at least 15 people and left dozens missing in the burned-out...