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Market to Market February 7, 2014 (#3924)

After years of delays, extensions and partisan gridlock, the Farm Bill is signed into law. The Obama Administration releases a key environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline. Facing yet another year of severe drought, California ranchers begin liquidating their herds. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:43)

Tags: agriculture news

In the News

  • Missouri AG Challenges California Egg Law
    (Feb 7, 2014) The lawsuit takes aim at a California law set to take effect in 2015 that prohibits eggs from being sold if they come from hens raised in cages that don't comply with California's new size and space requirements.
  • Research Council Awards Grants For Ag Research
    (Feb 7, 2014) The projects including examining how nitrogen management systems utilized by farmers might help increase crop yields. Others include looking at the agronomic and environmental benefits of cover crops
  • Archer Daniels 4Q Takes Hit From Blocked Buyout
    (Feb 7, 2014) Shares of Archer Daniels Midland Company slipped 9 cents to $38.82 in midday trading. Its shares have risen more than 36 percent over the past year.
  • Freeze Cost Nearly A Quarter Of Citrus Crop
    (Feb 7, 2014) Consumers are likely to see at least a slight increase in the price of oranges at the grocery store and can expect a shorter season for California citrus..
  • Tax On Sweetened Drinks Floated In San Francisco
    (Feb 7, 2014) The tax would be levied on beverage distributors and retailers who obtain their products directly from manufacturers. Officials estimate it could generate as much as $31 million a year.
  • Celebrities Want To Tie Trade Pact To Dolphin Hunt
    (Feb 7, 2014) In a letter signed by dozens of celebrities, Obama was urged not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership until Japan bans its dolphin hunt.
  • Companies Push Voluntary Labels On Modified Foods
    (Feb 7, 2014) A federal standard for voluntary labels would get food manufacturers off the hook if any states pass laws requiring mandatory labeling.
  • Thailand: China Cancels Rice Deal Amid Graft Probe
    (Feb 7, 2014) A Chinese state company, Pei Ta Huang, terminated a contract to buy 1.2 million tons of rice out of concern it would run into problems due to an investigation by Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission.
  • USDA Chief: Climate Change Already Hurting Farmers
    (Feb 7, 2014) The Obama administration announced that seven new "climate hubs" will open in regions across the U.S., acting as clearinghouses for data and research about the effects of climate change.