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Market to Market July 26, 2013 (#3848)


Secretary Vilsack explains why an extension of current farm policy is a giant step backwards. Timely rains bring moisture to portions of the Corn Belt, but the outlook is anything but certain. Aging farmers ponder the transition to the next generation, but some growers are in no hurry to quit. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:44)

Tags: aging farmers agriculture Corn Belt economy Elaine Kub farm policy farmers farms market analysis markets rain Sec. Tom Vilsack Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

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