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Market to Market November 22, 2013 (#3913)


A series of tornadoes cuts a path of death of destruction in the Midwest. The Obama Administration proposes reducing the amount of ethanol in America’s fuel. In America’s Dairyland, producers discover there’s nothing quite as sweet as sugar beets.Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture Alan Brugler business dairy industry ethanol farm fuel markets midwest news Obama Administration Sugar Beets tornadoes

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