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Market to Market April 25, 2014 (#3935)


Native Americans join the fracas over a proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline. A pair of private reports praise and pan the outlook for the next generation of ethanol. Savvy entrepreneurs discover a lucrative market for “greens and gills” in the Windy City. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture Chicago commodity markets entrepreneurs ethanol Keystone XL Pipeline Native Americans news Tomm Pfitzenmaier

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