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2009 Episodes

December 25, 2009 (#3517)

Market to Market December 25, 2009 (#3517) The Senate delivers President Obama a Christmas present on his top domestic priority. Renewable fuel proponents lament the expiration of a key tax credit for biodiesel. And Market to Market examines the outlook for chestnuts: they're not just for Christmas anymore. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:44) Episode Detail

December 18, 2009 (#3516)

Market to Market December 18, 2009 (#3516) The rhetoric heats up at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. USDA announces help -- in the form of millions of dollars -- is on its way to beleaguered dairy producers. And from the parlor to the plant, rural Americans capitalize on an innovative health care program. Those stories and market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:45) Episode Detail

December 11, 2009 (#3515)

Market to Market December 11, 2009 (#3515) The Environmental Protection Agency begins the process of regulating greenhouse gases. A massive snowstorm paralyzes the Midwest, stranding travelers and leaving millions of bushels of corn in the field. But, when it get's hot, dedicated volunteers answer the call for their rural communities. Those stories and market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:44) Episode Detail

December 4, 2009 (#3514)

Market to Market December 4, 2009 (#3514) Fresh economic data outlines prospects for an economic recovery. The Environmental Protection Agency kicks the E-15 can down the road. A 4-H program helps shutterbugs develop photography skills by focusing on rural America. Those stories and market analysis with John Roach. (24:46) Episode Detail

November 27, 2009 (#3513)

Market to Market November 27, 2009 (#3513) Harvest is winding down, but some farmers now face a shortage of propane. The Agriculture Department estimates 2009 farm income will decline precipitously. And the World Food Prize honors a champion in the global fight against hunger. Those stories and market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:45) Episode Detail

November 20, 2009 (#3512)

Market to Market November 20, 2009 (#3512) Despite bountiful harvests, grain and oilseed prices rally. A key producer of cellulosic ethanol cuts its production costs dramatically. An octogenarian realizes a dream by bringing in the harvest the "old fashioned way." Market analysis with Walt Hackney and Virgil Robinson. (27:45) Episode Detail

November 13, 2009 (#3511)

Market to Market November 13, 2009 (#3511) The Agriculture Department releases its November Crop Production Estimates. Proponents explain why cap-and-trade legislation would be a boon for rural America. Follow 350 members of the "Greatest Generation" on a pilgrimage to THEIR memorial in Washington. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:47) Episode Detail

November 6, 2009 (#3510)

Market to Market November 6, 2009 (#3510) Growers burn the midnight oil to bring in what many believe will be a record harvest. Proponents of Atrazine call on the Environmental Protection Agency to stop the "Witch Hunt." Missouri soldiers beat their swords into plowshares to win the hearts and minds of farmers in Afghanistan. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. Episode Detail

October 30, 2009 (#3509)

Market to Market October 30, 2009 (#3509) A lucrative export market re-opens its doors to U.S. pork. Wet weather continues to delay the harvest in corn and soybean country. Lawmakers get an earful from the dairy industry. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:47) Episode Detail

October 23, 2009 (#3508)

Market to Market October 23, 2009 (#3508) Wet weather delays the harvest of near-record grain and oilseed crops. USDA predicts net farm income will fall by nearly 40 percent from 2008. Nevertheless, a cutting-edge renewable fuels producer is bullish on the future. An examination of the economic outlook for rural America. (27:47) Episode Detail

October 16, 2009 (#3507)

Market to Market October 16, 2009 (#3507) A Midwestern ethanol plant unveils a scientific breakthrough in renewable energy. The World Food Prize honors a champion in the global war against hunger. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:47) Episode Detail

October 9, 2009 (#3506)

Market to Market October 9, 2009 (#3506) The Environmental Protection Agency takes aim on a popular herbicide. A pioneer in alternative fuels explains why production barriers threaten the future of ethanol. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:47) Episode Detail

September 25, 2009 (#3504)

Market to Market September 25, 2009 (#3504) Market analyst Darin Newsom. Farmers work to curtail runoff blamed for the "Dead Zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Rural Americans capitalize on an innovative cooperative health care program. (27:47) Episode Detail

August 28, 2009 (#3452)

Market to Market August 28, 2009 (#3452) Market analyst Alan Brugler. Despite weather losses in some regions, most of America's row crops are in very good condition. On the edge of town, dairy producers, developers and academics weigh the pros and cons of urban sprawl. (27:47) Episode Detail

August 7, 2009 (#3449)

Market to Market August 7, 2009 (#3449) Market Analyst Jamie Kohake. Private firms predict near record corn and soybean production. Texas farmers and ranchers sweat their way through the worst drought in a half a century. The voice of agriculture launches a grassroots campaign to defeat proposed climate change legislation. (27:47) Episode Detail

July 31, 2009 (#3448)

Market to Market July 31, 2009 (#3448) Lawmakers ponder the rural impact of health care reform. At the pump, proponents and critics debate the merits of increased blends of ethanol. The agriculture department gazes into the crystal ball to predict the future of commodity prices. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (24:46) Episode Detail

May 1, 2009 (#3435)

Market to Market May 1, 2009 (#3435) Market analyst John Roach. The threat of an influenza pandemic puts policy makers and the pork industry on the defensive. In Washington, black farmers call on the Obama administration to make good on a landmark civil rights case. On the road, California adopts the nations first low carbon fuel standards much to the chagrin of ethanol producers. (27:47) Episode Detail

April 24, 2009 (#3434)

Market to Market April 24, 2009 (#3434) Market analyst Tomm Pfitzenmaier. In Iowa, President Obama renews his pledge on renewable energy. In the barn, preservationists put up big bucks to save an American icon. In the markets, Tomm Pfitzenmaier analyzes a sideways trend in grain prices. (27:47) Episode Detail

April 17, 2009 (#3433)

Market to Market April 17, 2009 (#3433) Market analyst Don Roose. In Washington, a Congressional study on Ethanol's role in rising food prices is cheered and jeered. In the West, government subsidies for both water and crops come under fire. In the Keystone State, Market to Market examines efforts to preserve Pennsylvania barns. (27:47) Episode Detail

April 10, 2009 (#3432)

Market to Market April 10, 2009 (#3432) Market to Market discusses the U.S. trade deficit and how the dairy industry is working through the sudden changes, flooding in the Red River of North Dakota and Minnesota, and how Missouri National Guardsmen are working to win the hearts and minds of Afghani farmers. (27:47) Episode Detail

April 3, 2009 (#3431)

Market to Market April 3, 2009 (#3431) Market analyst Alan Brugler. In the field, USDA's prospective plantings report reveals nearly 8 million acres of American farm land seems to have disappeared. On the other side of the pond, protestors and global leaders weigh the risks and rewards of Capitalism. In the Klamath Basin, a unique crop rotation system unites farmers and environmentalists. (27:47) Episode Detail

March 27, 2009 (#3430)

Market to Market March 27, 2009 (#3430) Market analyst Virgil Robinson. Government and private reports released this week offered glimmers of hope for the beleaguered U.S. economy, yet the deteriorating labor market also indicates the worst recession in more than 25 years is far from over. (27:47) Episode Detail

March 20, 2009 (#3429)

Market to Market March 20, 2009 (#3429) Market analyst Darin Newsom. At the plant, America's largest oil refiner stakes its claim on Midwestern ethanol. At the checkout, new regulations some are calling anything but cool. In the classroom, a farm wife turns tragedy into a life saving opportunity. (27:47) Episode Detail

March 13, 2009 (#3428)

Market to Market March 13, 2009 (#3428) Market analyst Sue Martin. In Washington, agricultural groups react to President Obama's plan to curtail farm subsidies. In the field, the government offers its assessment of current supply and demand fundamentals. In the studio, Sue Martin offers her inside on market trends nearing the ides of March. (27:47) Episode Detail

March 6, 2009 (#3427)

Market to Market March 6, 2009 (#3427) Market analyst John Roach. At the White House, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack defends farm subsidy reform. At the Capitol, Republicans raise a stink over efforts to control odors from hog operations. On Market to Market, John Roach offers his insight on bearish trends in the grain pits. (27:47) Episode Detail

February 27, 2009 (#3426)

Market to Market February 27, 2009 (#3426) Market analyst Walt Hackney and Don Roose . At the Capitol, President Obama outlines his plans to reign in the Federal budget. At the plant a new study paints a positive picture of increased ethanol production. On the program, Walt Hackney analyzes the late winter livestock markets. (27:47) Episode Detail

February 20, 2009 (#3425)

Market to Market February 20, 2009 (#3425) Market analyst Jamie Kohake. On the podium President Obama signs the largest stimulus bill in American History. At the turkey plant, Iowa officials probe alleged abuse of mentally disabled workers. In Black HIlls, an annual festival helps the American Bison stampede to a historic comeback. (27:47) Episode Detail

February 6, 2009 (#3423)

Market to Market February 6, 2009 (#3423) Market analyst John Roach. In the pits, the impact of financial derivatives draws Congressional scrutiny. At the store, a lethal batch of tainted peanut butter has some calling for regulatory reforms. In the parlor, the next generation of farmers embraces its role in American agriculture. (27:47) Episode Detail

January 30, 2009 (#3422)

Market to Market January 30, 2009 (#3422) Market analyst Tomm Pfitzenmaier. On the 405, California gets a chance to draft its own emissions standards. In Washington, Secretary Vilsack outlines his agenda for the Agriculture Department. In the classroom, a national program teaches students the importance of agriculture. (27:47) Episode Detail

January 23, 2009 (#3421)

Market to Market January 23, 2009 (#3421) Market analyst Sue Martin. In the pits, grain prices struggle in the wake of a bearish supply and demand report. In the hog barn, new reporting guidelines on gas emissions raise a stink in farm country. In D.C., President Obama calls for "Change in America" -- including reforms in the heartland. (27:47) Episode Detail

January 16, 2009 (#3420)

Market to Market January 16, 2009 (#3420) Market analyst Jamey Kohake. At the hearing lawmakers ponder President-elect Obama's choice for Secretary of Agriculture. In Detroit, automakers hope green vehicles inspire consumers to part with the "green" in their wallets. In farm country, Market to Market examines President Bush's legacy in rural America. (27:47) Episode Detail

January 9, 2009 (#3419)

Market to Market January 9, 2009 (#3419) Market analyst Alan Brugler. In Washington USDA reports on the growth of million dollar farms, at the lagoon government watchdogs blast environmental incentives for corporate operations, and in California the US Garlic industry works to insulate it's market from a flood of imports. (27:47) Episode Detail

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