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Market to Market March 14, 2014 (#3929)


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A slew of economic reports indicate winter’s thaw could be warming up the economy. The wealth divide has some in the middle class seeking an elusive light at the end of the tunnel. Aging farmers ponder the transition to the next generation, but some growers are in no hurry to retire. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (24:46:06)

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In the News

  • Europe Wants its Parmesan Back, Seeks Name Change
    (Mar 14, 2014) WASHINGTON (AP) — Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test. As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan, feta and...
  • BNSF Pledges to Get Caught up on ND Ag Shipments
    (Mar 14, 2014) BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Farm commodity rail shipments are running nearly three weeks behind in North Dakota, but BNSF Railway Co. has promised to get caught up before summer, the state's U.S. senators said Wednesday. Republican Sen. John Hoeven...
  • Yellowstone: Bison Slaughters Done for the Season
    (Mar 14, 2014) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park ended shipments of wild bison to slaughter for the winter on Friday after almost 600 were removed in an effort to shrink the number of animals that cross into Montana during their annual winter...
  • Gas Prices May Jump from California Emissions Law
    (Mar 14, 2014) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It's now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday...
  • California Salmon May be Moved by Truck
    (Mar 14, 2014) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Because of California's lingering drought, millions of young California salmon could soon be migrating to the ocean via freeways instead of the Sacramento River. The Sacramento Bee reports state and federal wildlife...