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Market to Market August 22, 2014 (#3952)


The Weekly Journal of Rural America celebrates its 40th season on public television. We’ll reminisce with a few memorable moments from the video vault, and examine current price trends with a blue ribbon panel of experts. (27:46)

Tags: agriculture crops farmers John Roach markets Naomi Blohm Sue Martin Tomm Pfitzenmaier

In the News

  • Corps: Mississippi River waterways need improving
    (Aug 22, 2014) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An Army Corps of Engineers official says higher-capacity ports, expanded locks and other infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River Watershed to respond to increased shipping demands and changing...
  • Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill
    (Aug 22, 2014) CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so. The Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Northern Kentucky Water District stopped pumping...
  • Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks
    (Aug 22, 2014) Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the...
  • Investigators release Quebec train disaster report
    (Aug 22, 2014) The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new...
  • New go-to career for New England's young: Farming
    (Aug 22, 2014) Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading.
  • Deere to lay off about 460 in Waterloo
    (Aug 22, 2014) Deere & Co. has announced hundreds of layoffs at its tractor factory in Waterloo.
  • Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers
    (Aug 22, 2014) The largest shopping mall in the country is targeting workers in one of the nation's top oil-producing areas.
  • GPS devices find huge water loss in western US
    (Aug 22, 2014) A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water.
  • Record drought saps California honey production
    (Aug 22, 2014) California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
  • Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says
    (Aug 22, 2014) Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.
  • Oil pipeline opponents plan concert in cornfield
    (Aug 22, 2014) Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast.
  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air
    (Aug 22, 2014) Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.