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Market to Market September 13, 2013 (#3903)

Fire, flood, and drought continue to plague the West. The Secretary makes the Administration’s case for a Farm Bill. USDA finds even more corn and fewer soybeans. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture Alan Brugler corn Department of Agriculture droughts economy Farm Bill fires floods news Secretary of Agriculture soybeans USDA Western States

In the News

  • Watershed protection goal of USDA, Coca-Cola pact
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  • Oil in Quebec train disaster was mislabeled
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  • USDA to let Hawaii ship avocados to mainland US
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  • USDA cracks down on Internet pet sales
    (Sep 13, 2013) The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet, issuing new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses.
  • In drought, water war in Calif. fought underground
    (Sep 13, 2013) Throughout central California, a water war is quietly being fought underground. Farmers, residents and urban water districts have seen their wells go dry because the water table has fallen so low. Those who can afford it have been drilling deeper...
  • Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship
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