The Obama Administration unveils its version of the 2015 Budget. The U.S. House makes its 50th attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Tensions in Ukraine push U.S. commodity prices higher. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (24:44)Episode Detail
The S&P 500 soars to an all-time high, while grain futures contracts trade sideways. U.S. oil production surges, but officials say rail tanker cars are endangering the public. And it rains again in California, but it may be "too little - too late" for some nut producers. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson and Walt Hackney.
The latest Agricultural Census reveals shifting demographics. Despite opposition, the world’s largest solar power plant goes online. California producers consider the future of farming without water.Market analysis with Darin Newsom.
The Agriculture Department predicts the bottom line for most U.S. farmers will decline significantly this year. EPA says some Midwestern farmers are making progress in protecting the environment, but much work remains to be done. Despite strident opposition, the European Union is poised to approve its second genetically engineered crop in the past 15 years. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier.
After years of delays, extensions and partisan gridlock, the Farm Bill is signed into law. The Obama Administration releases a key environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline. Facing yet another year of severe drought, California ranchers begin liquidating their herds. Market analysis with Don Roose.
The law authorizing nearly a trillion dollars in spending on farm and nutrition programs moves one step closer to fruition. President Obama unveils his vision for U.S. energy production – much to the chagrin of ethanol supporters. Iowa farmers work with environmental officials in an effort to keep nitrates out of local waterways. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm.
An explosion at an Omaha animal feed plant kills two people and injures more than a dozen. Biofuels supporters voice their disapproval of proposed cuts to the renewable fuels standard. Officials work with agricultural producers to improve water quality in a leading farm state. Market analysis with John Roach.
One week after a toxic chemical spilled into a West Virginia river, thousands still are without water. Critics of genetically modified foods urge President Obama to fulfill a campaign promise made in 2007. America’s first legal sales of recreational marijuana generate some serious cash for the state of Colorado. Market analysis with Alan Brugler.
Environmentalists blast the Obama Administration’s push for "Clean Coal." Students gain hands-on farming experience at a leading Land Grant University. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier.
In the wake of oil train explosions in North Dakota and Canada, the federal government issues a warning for first responders. Critics blast the Obama Administration’s commitment to clean coal. Unmanned aerial vehicles raise hopes, and perspectives, for the next generation of farmers. Market analysis with Elaine Kub.
The lawsuit filed by more than 200 landowners said the Corps has deemphasized flood control while deciding how to manage Missouri River reservoirs as part of an effort to restore habitat for endangered species.
The state Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced Tuesday that lab tests on samples from a two-year-old Holstein steer from a Huron County feed lot had the illness.
Experts may scoff at such folk science, but the men and women who till the high mountain soil continue to swear by the traditional indicators, and Bolivia's government has even incorporated them into climate reports.
While both state and federal water scientists disapprove of dowsing, California "witchers" are busy as farmers seek to drill more groundwater wells due to the state's record drought that persists despite recent rain.
Dairy farmers and ranchers in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas can qualify for about $3 million to reseed pastures with alfalfa, clover and other plants appealing to both bees and livestock.