Iowa Public Television


Market to Market January 31, 2014 (#3923)

The law authorizing nearly a trillion dollars in spending on farm and nutrition programs moves one step closer to fruition. President Obama unveils his vision for U.S. energy production – much to the chagrin of ethanol supporters. Iowa farmers work with environmental officials in an effort to keep nitrates out of local waterways. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:45)

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In the News

  • Amid drought, California agency won't allot water
    (Jan 31, 2014) Amid California's most crippling drought of modern times, state officials on Friday announced they will not allocate water to agencies that serve 25 million people and nearly 1 million acres of farmland.
  • Environmental group touts Iowa's solar capability
    (Jan 31, 2014) A new report by an environmental group says Iowa ranks 16th in the nation for the amount of solar power it could reasonably produce
  • Greens Hit Obama On Energy Plan
    (Jan 31, 2014) A simmering division between the president and environmental groups is starting to boil over.
  • Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle
    (Jan 31, 2014) The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to the controversial pipeline from Canada through the heart of the U.S. Republicans and some oil- and...
  • Oil drilling on US Arctic coast put on ice
    (Jan 31, 2014) Oil companies' rush to find reserves off Alaska's Arctic shores suffered a setback on Thursday after Shell said it would suspend its operations in the region — and possibly withdraw for good.
  • Gassy German cows blamed for barn explosion
    (Jan 31, 2014) A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany when methane released by the animals caused an explosion.