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Market to Market January 24, 2014 (#3922)


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An explosion at an Omaha animal feed plant kills two people and injures more than a dozen. Biofuels supporters voice their disapproval of proposed cuts to the renewable fuels standard. Officials work with agricultural producers to improve water quality in a leading farm state. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:44)

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In the News

  • Feds to discuss Asian carp plan in Michigan
    (Jan 24, 2014) The federal government could more quickly implement a plan to keep the Great Lakes free of Asian carp if the region's citizens and elected officials agreed on the best approach to take, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official said Thursday.
  • Speaker Boehner visits California for drought bill
    (Jan 24, 2014) House Speaker John Boehner visited a dusty California field on Wednesday, joining Central Valley Republicans to announce an emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers through what is certain to be a devastating year.
  • States weighing labels on genetically altered food
    (Jan 24, 2014) In the absence of federal regulation, states from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering laws to require labels on food items containing genetically modified ingredients.
  • Canadian company starts Keystone pipeline in Texas
    (Jan 24, 2014) A Canadian company has started operating the Texas portion of a proposed cross-border pipeline that has stirred controversy and tension between the United States and Canada.
  • California nut farmers band together to fight theft
    (Jan 24, 2014) The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.
  • Backers: Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL
    (Jan 24, 2014) A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.