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Market to Market May 16, 2014 (#3938)


A White House Task Force convenes in The Heartland to prepare a response to climate change. Farmers work with urban interests to improve water quality in a leading agricultural state. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:44)

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In the News

  • House, Senate unveil water project bill compromise
    (May 16, 2014) House and Senate negotiators on Thursday unveiled a compromise bill that authorizes billions of dollars for water projects over the next decade, from flood protections in California to deepening Georgia's rapidly growing Port of Savannah.
  • Farm Rescue gets largest grant in group's history
    (May 16, 2014) A group which aids Midwest farmers struck by illness, a major injury or natural disaster is using the largest grant in its history to add staff and plan for the future.
  • Study: North Dakota oil worker death rate 6 times US average
    (May 16, 2014) The country's largest labor federation says North Dakota's death rate in the oil, gas and mining sector was more than six times the national average in 2012.
  • Feds earmark $1.5 million to fight citrus greening
    (May 16, 2014) The U.S. government will spend $1.5 million on efforts to control the bacteria that causes citrus greening. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday the money will be spent in Florida, California and Texas in hopes of figuring out how to...
  • Red River diversion stays in water bill
    (May 16, 2014) Authorization for the Red River diversion will be included in a water projects bill negotiated between the U.S. House and Senate.
  • Fed survey: 23% of bee colonies died this winter
    (May 16, 2014) Nearly one out of four American honeybee colonies died this winter — a loss that's not quite as bad as recent years, says a new U.S. Department of Agriculture survey of beekeepers.