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Market to Market August 30, 2013 (#3901)


The battle to contain Western wild fires rages on. Intense summer heat pounds the nation’s midsection. And the legacy of a popular New Deal program runs deep. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture drought economy farmers farming farms HEAT heat waves John Roach markets New Deal summer wildfires

In the News

  • Drought Inching Back
    (Aug 30, 2013) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops. Temperatures soared to records in recent days in parts of the region,...
  • Former Kosher Slaughterhouse Manager Admitting His Role
    (Aug 30, 2013) IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa slaughterhouse manager is admitting his role in a conspiracy to knowingly employ and harbor immigrants who entered the country illegally. Hosam Amara, former poultry manager at the Agriprocessors plant in...
  • Beef Plant Bankruptcy
    (Aug 30, 2013) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — North Dakota feedlot operator Jeff Kvamme finishes loading cattle onto a truck and bemoans the animals' 450-mile one-way commute to Dakota City in Nebraska. If the long-troubled Northern Beef Packers beef processing...
  • American Indian Farmers
    (Aug 30, 2013) WASHINGTON (AP) — It's an unusual twist for Washington these days: There's money left over from a $680 million settlement the federal government awarded American Indian farmers in 2010 after decades of discrimination. A three-year claims...
  • Fast Food Protests
    (Aug 30, 2013) NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are under way in cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers planning for the biggest walkouts yet in a push for higher wages. Whether the actions will have any impact on business isn't...
  • EPA Sued-Livestock Farm Rule
    (Aug 30, 2013) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Environmental and animal welfare groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, alleging the federal agency unlawfully scrapped a rule that would have authorized it to collect information from...