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Market to Market May 23, 2014 (#3939)


Oil interests push back against federal advice on crude oil rail cars. An EU farmer sues the Italian government for the right to plant GMO seeds. Midwestern farmers work with environmental watchdogs to improve water quality. Market analysis with Dan Hueber. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture Dan Hueber EU farmers GMO news oil water quality

In the News

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  • EPA Water Task Force to Work with Universities
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  • Oregon Counties Ban Genetically Modified Crops
    (May 23, 2014) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of southern Oregon's agriculture-heavy Rogue Valley have voted to ban genetically modified crops from the area, setting up the next stage of a fight that has gained widespread attention. Companies that...
  • Fertilizer Shipping Commitment Exceeded
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  • Ag Secretary: U.S. Must Figure out Hemp Production
    (May 23, 2014) DENVER (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he's working with the Department of Justice to permit the importation of hemp seeds for cultivation. The farm bill signed into law by President Obama allows the industrial...
  • Recalled Beef May Have Been Sent to 10 States
    (May 23, 2014) DETROIT (AP) -- Federal food safety officials say ground beef recalled by a Detroit business may have been sent to stores in 10 states. According to an announcement Thursday, the U.S. agriculture department's Food Safety and Inspection Service...