Iowa Public Television


Market to Market June 13, 2014 (#3942)

Preservationists document the history of the American farm, by listening to those who remember. A rare display of unity in Washington results in a multibillion dollar project to shore up U.S. ports and improve flood control in the Grain Belt. The bulls continue their historic run in the livestock sector, while grain prices plunge to contract lows. Market analysis with Elaine Kub and Walt Hackney. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture bulls Elaine Kub farmers grain Grain Belt history of farming livestock markets news oral histories preservation Walt Hackney

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