Iowa Public Television


Market to Market August 8, 2014 (#3950)

Vladimir Putin plays a high-stakes game of chicken with U.S. agricultural exports. Students gain hands-on farming experience at a leading Land Grant University. Market analysis with Mark Gold. (24:45)

Tags: agriculture crops exports farmers Land Grant Universities Mark Gold markets students Vladimir Putin

In the News

  • 'Gluten-free' Labeling Standards Kick In
    (Aug 8, 2014) Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.
  • Colorado Democrats Avoid Fracking Fight
    (Aug 8, 2014) Colorado Democrats avoided a politically costly fight over oil and gas drilling after a quid pro quo deal pitched by the state's fracking-friendly governor prompted groups to drop their dueling ballot proposals.
  • Barges May Sail Down Mississippi by Weekend
    (Aug 8, 2014) Federal officials hope a massive effort to remove silt and sand deposits from the bed of the Mississippi River in Minnesota will have cleared a path for hundreds of tied-up barges carrying millions of dollars in cargo to resume their trips...
  • Michigan State Gets Federal Bee Pollination Grant
    (Aug 8, 2014) The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded Michigan State University $6.9 million to study and develop bee pollination strategies for specialty crop growers.
  • Venezuela Considers Selling US Oil Company Citgo
    (Aug 8, 2014) Venezuela's government has confirmed that it is considering the sale of its oil refining and distribution network in the U.S. amid a worsening economic crisis.
  • Destructive Oregon Wildfire Threatens Homes
    (Aug 8, 2014) Authorities say the wildfire burning in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more.
  • Rare California Redwood Saved from Axe is Replanted
    (Aug 8, 2014) A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city has been safely replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.
  • Cool Summer Sets Expectations for a Record Harvest
    (Aug 8, 2014) The nation's corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions.