Iowa Public Television


Market to Market June 27, 2014 (#3944)

Domestic oil production is booming, fueling tragic railroad accidents and a shortage of cars to move agricultural commodities. An innovative cattle operation in the Midwest traces its genetic progeny to the vast majority of America’s best bulls. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:43)

Tags: agriculture Alan Brugler cattle farmers markets midwest oil railroad

In the News

  • Oil train dangers extend past Bakken
    (Jun 27, 2014) The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said.
  • Chef Dan Barber urges a reboot of our food system
    (Jun 27, 2014) At Blue Hill, his intimate, understated restaurant in Greenwich Village famous for its locally sourced ingredients — not to mention having hosted Barack and Michelle Obama on a much-publicized date night — chef and co-owner Dan Barber is featuring...
  • USDA gives initial approval to pig virus vaccine
    (Jun 27, 2014) The federal government has given conditional approval to the first vaccine licensed to fight a deadly pig virus.
  • Kansas residents concerned about pipeline eruption
    (Jun 27, 2014) Kansas health officials on Monday were at the site of natural gas pipeline eruption in eastern Kansas, where crops and trees have withered since a dark, oily plume burst from the line while crews were trying to perform maintenance.
  • Money men tally cost of climate change
    (Jun 27, 2014) Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience.
  • Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park
    (Jun 27, 2014) After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flickering orange flames of a different kind — natural gas flares.