Friday, August 15 - 4:00 p.m.
Penningroth Media Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds
Market to Market celebrates its 40th anniversary in August. The series began in 1974, when Chet Randolph hosted the first episode of Farm Digest — a Midwest-focused agriculture business program that later became Market to Market. Since its first episode, Market to Market has expanded into a nationally syndicated series, and covers topics ranging from commodity markets to energy policy.
The Weekly Journal of Rural America kicks off its 40th Season at the Iowa State Fair. We’ll look back at the early years and analyze current trends in the markets with a blue ribbon panel of experts.
Visit our FAIR Site! (28:05)
In the News
Tentative Deal in Northwest Grain Terminal Dispute
(Aug 15, 2014) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A bitter and occasionally violent two-year labor dispute at Northwest grain terminals ended with a tentative deal reached in the middle of the night. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said the International...
Decision Could Boost Use of Popular Weed Killer
(Aug 15, 2014) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide - and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist...
Deere Takes a Hit as Farm Economy Weakens
(Aug 15, 2014) MOLINE, Ill. (AP) -- Deere's profit slumped 15 percent in the third quarter and the farming equipment maker, seeing weak sales ahead, trimmed its outlook and will cut production. Chairman and CEO Samuel Allen said Wednesday that the cuts will...
Ebola Puts Focus on Drugs Made in Tobacco Plants
(Aug 15, 2014) NEW YORK (AP) -- It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories. Using plants this way - sometimes called "pharming" - can...
Ohio Offers No-Interest Loans in Water Toxin Fight
(Aug 15, 2014) TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to a water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without...
Ex-Peanut Plant Head Says He Lied about Salmonella
(Aug 15, 2014) ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people...
Record Crops Predicted; Farmers Market Carefully
(Aug 15, 2014) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which on Tuesday revised upward its estimate of this year's corn crop to 14 billion...