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Market to Market March 28, 2014 (#3931)


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An agricultural pioneer credited with saving more than a billion lives is immortalized in bronze, melting snowpack may recharge California waterways, but not before prospectors strike gold, and record prices prompt some dairy producers to expand their herds, while others wait for the other “hoof” to drop. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture Alan Brugler California dairy cows news Norman Borlaug rural economy

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