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2010 Episodes

December 31, 2010 (#3618)

Market to Market December 31, 2010 (#3618) Strong demand pushes commodity prices and Midwestern farmland values to lofty heights. Change is in the wind for a leading energy producer which plans to greatly expand its renewable portfolio. And, a snack food company uses an innovative campaign to put a face on the American farmer. Those stories and market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:45) Episode Detail

December 24, 2010 (#3617)

Market to Market December 24, 2010 (#3617) The outlook for commodity prices is bright, and new data suggest recovery may be on its way to Main Street. A coalition of automakers files suit against EPA over its authorization of 15 percent ethanol in U.S. gasoline. And, we'll examine a growing market for chestnuts; they're not just for Christmas anymore. Those stories and market analysis with Don Roose. (27:45) Episode Detail

December 17, 2010 (#3616)

Market to Market December 17, 2010 (#3616) Congress approves an 11th hour extension of Bush Era tax cuts. The Obama Administration examines profit margins in the agricultural supply chain. A global biotechnology leader announces an innovation simplifying spring planting is "in the bag." Those stories and market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45) Episode Detail

December 10, 2010 (#3615)

Market to Market December 10, 2010 (#3615) President Obama sways Republicans on tax policy but some Democrats cry foul. Decades in the making, a landmark civil rights dispute receives a final signature. And on the trail of history, riders take a journey along the famed Pony Express. Those stories and market analysis with John Roach. (27:46) Episode Detail

December 3, 2010 (#3614)

Market to Market December 3, 2010 (#3614) Farm groups call on Congress to bury The Death Tax once and for all. Sweeping food safety reforms granted to federal authorities hit a snag. Robust foreign demand keeps commodity prices at unseasonably high levels. Those stories and market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:45) Episode Detail

November 26, 2010 (#3613)

Market to Market November 26, 2010 (#3613) Al Gore discloses the "inconvenient truth" of how political ambition shaped his position on ethanol. Lawmakers approve spending more than $1 billion to fund a settlement between USDA and black farmers. By helping the hungry produce their own food, Heifer International feeds people for a lifetime. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:48) Episode Detail

November 19, 2010 (#3612)

Market to Market November 19, 2010 (#3612) Lawmakers ponder sweeping food safety reforms, giving the FDA increased regulatory authority. New research indicates the demise of a key tax credit for ethanol, could have a minimal effect on corn prices. And we'll discover why cranberries -- like all commodities -- are not immune to the immutable law of supply and demand. Those stories and market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:44) Episode Detail

November 12, 2010 (#3611)

Market to Market November 12, 2010 (#3611) A broad coalition of advocacy groups file suit against the EPA over increased blends of ethanol. Days after Republicans gain control of the U.S. House, a bipartisan panel unveils its plans to cut the deficit. Bullish production, supply and demand estimates ignite blistering rallies in the commodity markets. Those stories and market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:44) Episode Detail

November 5, 2010 (#3610)

Market to Market November 5, 2010 (#3610) The largest shift in congressional power in half a century ushers in new leadership in D.C. Prior to USDA estimates next week, private analysts prognosticate corn and soybean production numbers. And by converting one man's trash into cellulosic treasure, "Project Liberty" embraces the next generation of renewable fuels. Those stories and market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:48) Episode Detail

October 29, 2010 (#3609)

Market to Market October 29, 2010 (#3609) Counting down to the midterm elections, the stakes are high for rural America. Commodity prices are on the rise and USDA predicts food prices will follow in 2011. And a 3rd generation dairy producer capitalizes on a steady source of labor by going robotic. Those stories and market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:47) Episode Detail

October 22, 2010 (#3608)

Market to Market October 22, 2010 (#3608) The Obama Administration announces new incentives for biofuels production. Fall harvest is in high gear, and -- judging from prices -- there is little harvest pressure. And we examine efforts to curb nitrate runoff and increase yields through innovative drainage management. Those stories and market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:44) Episode Detail

October 15, 2010 (#3607)

Market to Market October 15, 2010 (#3607) Increased blends of ethanol get the nod from the EPA, but only for some vehicles. The harvest of 2010 rolls along at breakneck pace -- and so does a rare, late-season rally. We examine the impact of 25 years worth of benefit concerts for the American farmer. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:43) Episode Detail

October 8, 2010 (#3606)

Market to Market October 8, 2010 (#3606) The USDA releases its latest production estimates. A coalition of state governors calls on Congress to extend a key ethanol tax incentive. And for the 25th time, Willie Nelson and friends stage a benefit concert for the American farmer. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45) Episode Detail

October 1, 2010 (#3605)

Market to Market October 1, 2010 (#3605) In Washington, farm laborers employ a high-profile comedian to make their case. At the pump, new research reveals older cars and alternative fuels really can mix. And in the city, a snack food company uses an innovative campaign to put a face on the American farmer. Those stories and market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:44) Episode Detail

September 24, 2010 (#3604)

Market to Market September 24, 2010 (#3604) Corn trades at levels not seen since 2008, setting up a classic acreage battle next spring. An advisory committee tells the FDA, genetically modified salmon are safe for human consumption. In the wake of a half-a-billion egg recall, lawmakers call on a key producer to explain why. Jack DeCoster of Wright County Egg says: "It's complicated." Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:45) Episode Detail

September 17, 2010 (#3603)

Market to Market September 17, 2010 (#3603) Market To Market takes the show on the road with a special edition from Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska. (27:46) Episode Detail

September 10, 2010 (#3602)

Market to Market September 10, 2010 (#3602) USDA releases its latest crop production and global supply and demand estimates. Animal welfare experts seize the recall of half billion eggs to cry "fowl" over production methods. By helping the hungry produce their own food, Heifer International feeds people for a lifetime. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:47) Episode Detail

September 3, 2010 (#3601)

Market to Market September 3, 2010 (#3601) Private analysts cut U.S. corn production estimates, pushing corn prices to contract highs. U.S. agricultural exports soar, boosting farm income and hopes for a rural economic recovery. Market to Market rides along on the sesquicentennial celebration of the Pony Express. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:45) Episode Detail

August 27, 2010 (#3552)

Market to Market August 27, 2010 (#3552) A steer cloned from a previous winner is named 4H Grand Champion at the Iowa State Fair. Project Liberty, a cutting-edge biofuels plant begins its first large-scale cellulosic feedstock harvest. An outbreak of salmonella sickens thousands, prompting the largest egg recall in U.S. history. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:50) Episode Detail

August 20, 2010 (#3551)

Market to Market August 20, 2010 (#3551) A federal judge revokes government approval of genetically modified sugar beets. Despite tougher FDA regulations, a salmonella outbreak leads to the recall of 380 million eggs. The Secretary of Agriculture outlines Obama Administration plans for a "rural renaissance." Those stories and market analysis with Walt Hackney and Virgil Robinson. (27:45) Episode Detail

August 13, 2010 (#3550)

Market to Market August 13, 2010 (#3550) Despite estimates of record U.S. crop production, strong demand supports commodity prices. Proponents call for increased investment in cellulosic ethanol to meet the 'billion gallon challenge'." Gulf Coast fishermen struggle to survive in the wake of the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Those stories and market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:47) Episode Detail

August 6, 2010 (#3549)

Market to Market August 6, 2010 (#3549) Commodity prices rally, despite private estimates of record U.S. corn and soybean production. BP makes progress in the Gulf, but a hypoxic area known as the "Dead Zone" continues to grow. Despite agreeing to the largest civil rights settlement in U.S. history more than a decade ago, thousands of black farmers are still waiting to see the money. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (24:46) Episode Detail

July 30, 2010 (#3548)

Market to Market July 30, 2010 (#3548) Torrential rains in the Midwest flood rural communities and decimate farmland. New research suggests the demise of key government supports for ethanol would have little impact. "Cap and trade" is dead, but policymakers press on with legislation to fight climate change. Commodity market analysis with Don Roose. (27:46) Episode Detail

July 23, 2010 (#3547)

Market to Market July 23, 2010 (#3547) USDA Secretary Vilsack acts swiftly to fight racism, then apologizes for moving too fast. With the stroke of a pen, President Obama puts sweeping financial regulatory reforms into law. Mother Nature continues to make her presence known in North American fields and overseas. Darin Newsom assesses the weather's impact on commodity prices. (27:45) Episode Detail

July 16, 2010 (#3546)

Market to Market July 16, 2010 (#3546) The Senate approves the largest overhaul of U.S. financial regulations since the Great Depression. The U.S. crop is in good shape, but weather problems from Kazakhstan to Canada push wheat prices higher. An outspoken author squares off with a Missouri farmer on the merits of production agriculture. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:47) Episode Detail

July 9, 2010 (#3545)

Market to Market July 9, 2010 (#3545) Soggy conditions in the "Corn Belt" dampen crop ratings, but are friendly to commodity prices. A retired Army General deploys new tactics to create U.S. jobs and wean America from foreign oil. And a global leader in biotechnology announces an innovation simplifying spring planting is "in the bag." Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:47) Episode Detail

July 2, 2010 (#3544)

Market to Market July 2, 2010 (#3544) Ethanol interests call on Congress to extend the blenders credit. The Food and Drug Administration questions the use of antibiotics in livestock feed. And the latest reports on grain stocks and planted acreage spark a rally in the corn pit. We examine the market impact of these and other developments with Alan Brugler. (27:46) Episode Detail

June 25, 2010 (#3543)

Market to Market June 25, 2010 (#3543) The Environmental Protection Agency puts the brakes on increased blends of ethanol. In a case with widespread implications for agriculture, the Supreme Court rules in favor of Monsanto. And we'll examine prospects for La Nina with Climatologist Elwynn Taylor. Those stories and market analysis with Erin Golly and Virgil Robinson. (27:46) Episode Detail

June 18, 2010 (#3542)

Market to Market June 18, 2010 (#3542) In the wake of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Washington plays hardball with "Big Oil." Hoping to reduce the amount of NITRATES in the Gulf, farmers deploy innovative drainage systems. An examination of the market impact of these and other developments this week with John Roach. (27:46) Episode Detail

June 11, 2010 (#3541)

Market to Market June 11, 2010 (#3541) Corn producers and processors cope with waning demand for high fructose corn syrup. The Agriculture Department predicts increased demand for ethanol will support corn prices. The Obama Administration's "point man" on rural affairs outlines his plans to rejuvenate the rural economy. Those stories and market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:47) Episode Detail

June 4, 2010 (#3540)

Market to Market June 4, 2010 (#3540) The Secretary of Agriculture outlines Obama Administration plans to rejuvenate the rural economy. And a pioneer in alternative fuel production explains why regulatory barriers threaten the future of ethanol. Those stories and market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:47) Episode Detail

May 28, 2010 (#3539)

Market to Market May 28, 2010 (#3539) The EPA settles a lawsuit with environmental groups over large-scale livestock operations. Government bean counters see dramatic improvement in the outlook for U.S. agricultural trade. Members of the "Greatest Generation" take an Honor Flight to the World War II Memorial in Washington. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:45) Episode Detail

May 21, 2010 (#3538)

Market to Market May 21, 2010 (#3538) Officials announce new efforts to open foreign markets to U.S. agricultural exports. The White House declares war on the nation's "growing problem" of childhood obesity. Watchdogs say America's wealthiest producers continue to receive the majority of farm subsidies. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:45) Episode Detail

May 14, 2010 (#3537)

Market to Market May 14, 2010 (#3537) Major players in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster are summoned to Capitol Hill. An unlikely coalition of politicians and environmentalists work to regulate carbon dioxide. And the USDA releases projections for a record corn harvest and a bumper crop of soybeans. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:45) Episode Detail

May 7, 2010 (#3536)

Market to Market May 7, 2010 (#3536) House Agriculture Committee members begin the arduous task of writing the next Farm Bill. An explosion on a Gulf Coast oil rig creates an environmental nightmare for the petroleum industry. The Crave Brothers Dairy relies on innovation to produce more milk and weather economic storms. Those stories and market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:44) Episode Detail

April 30, 2010 (#3535)

Market to Market April 30, 2010 (#3535) On the third of four special editions, Market to Market covers President Obama's White House to Main Street Tour as a special "Rural Economic Summit." (27:47) Episode Detail

April 23, 2010 (#3534)

Market to Market April 23, 2010 (#3534) Strong export numbers, support the rally in grain and oilseed markets. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack outlines his priorities for the next Farm Bill. And an outspoken author squares off with a Missouri farmer on the merits of production agriculture. Those stories and market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:47) Episode Detail

April 16, 2010 (#3533)

Market to Market April 16, 2010 (#3533) Hope springs eternal as farmers observe the annual rite of spring planting. Lack of competition in the biotech arena has the Obama Administration poised to enforce antitrust laws. And agricultural diplomats turn back to the hands of time to relive Nikita Khrushchev's visit to an All-American farm. Those stories and market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45) Episode Detail

April 9, 2010 (#3532)

Market to Market April 9, 2010 (#3532) The government releases its latest estimates on global agricultural supply and demand. The United States and Brazil finally work out the fine print on a long-standing trade dispute. And a Creighton University Professor discovers positive economic developments in rural America. Those stories and market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:49) Episode Detail

April 2, 2010 (#3531)

Market to Market April 2, 2010 (#3531) The Agriculture Department predicts some big numbers in its prospective plantings report. President Obama announces policy changes that could clear the way for oil drilling off US coasts. And a 4H program helps shutterbugs develop photography skills by focusing on rural America. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake, are on this Market to Market program. (27:47) Episode Detail

March 26, 2010 (#3530)

Market to Market March 26, 2010 (#3530) After signing sweeping health care reforms into law, President Obama takes a victory lap in Iowa. But the landmark legislation is not without its critics -- including those in the food industry. And with spring planting rapidly approaching, traders prepare for USDA's prospective plantings report. Those stories and market analysis with Walt Hackney and Darin Newsom. (27:44) Episode Detail

March 19, 2010 (#3529)

Market to Market March 19, 2010 (#3529) Flooding across the heartland slows planting preparation. The federal government rolls out its plan for broadband communications. And, the nation's Governors push an alternative energy plan that's blowin' in the wind. Market analysis with John Roach. (24:43) Episode Detail

March 12, 2010 (#3528)

Market to Market March 12, 2010 (#3528) Rural America feels the pinch of the economic downturn. Alternative fuel tax credits get another look from Congress. And politicians and farmers square off over consolidation in rural America. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (24:45) Episode Detail

March 5, 2010 (#3527)

Market to Market March 5, 2010 (#3527) The Obama Administration gives USDA's budget a boost. Questions are raised over how much water the Federal government really controls. Secretary Vilsack works to balance conservation and agriculture in Rural America. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (24:44) Episode Detail

February 26, 2010 (#3526)

Market to Market February 26, 2010 (#3526) The outlook improves for the nation's livestock producers. Despite some opposition, farmers continue to embrace biotechnology. Where there's smoke, volunteers answer the call in rural America. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:44) Episode Detail

February 19, 2010 (#3525)

Market to Market February 19, 2010 (#3525) Black farmers turn up the heat on USDA. Texas challenges EPA's findings on greenhouse gasses. A lifelong dream to step back in time and harvest the old-fashioned way is fulfilled. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:43) Episode Detail

February 12, 2010 (#3524)

Market to Market February 12, 2010 (#3524) Secretary Vilsack terminates the mandatory animal ID program. The Agriculture Department predicts a hefty increase in net farm income. And the “Fresh Express” delivers the goods from coast to coast while saving millions of gallons of fuel. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:44) Episode Detail

February 5, 2010 (#3523)

Market to Market February 5, 2010 (#3523) After pledging to cut costs, President Obama offers up the largest federal budget in history. Across the nation, ethanol producers give mixed reviews to the final Renewable Fuels Standard. Down at the rail yard, an innovative program connects farmers and consumers from coast to coast. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:47) Episode Detail

January 29, 2010 (#3522)

Market to Market January 29, 2010 (#3522) President Obama unveils his plan to increase exports, create jobs and rejuvenate the economy... In the nation's top ethanol-producing state, supporters and critics debate the merits of ethanol mandates... And a cutting-edge renewable fuels producer is bullish on the future of green energy... Those stories and market analysis with John Roach, on Market to Market. (27:47) Episode Detail

January 22, 2010 (#3521)

Market to Market January 22, 2010 (#3521) Prior to the global recession, growing foreign demand drives milk prices to record highs and prompts dairy producers to expand their herds. But in 2009, the export market goes dry, and dairy prices fell well below the average cost of production. We'll examine the economic outlook for America's dairy industry on a special edition of Market to Market. (27:47) Episode Detail

January 15, 2010 (#3520)

Market to Market January 15, 2010 (#3520) U.S. corn and soybean producers take productivity to a whole new level. The American Farm Bureau sounds the alarm on proposed cap-and-trade legislation. And after being decimated by the global recession, America's dairy producers struggle to make a profit. Those stories and market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:44) Episode Detail

January 8, 2010 (#3519)

Market to Market January 8, 2010 (#3519) Old man winter tightens his grip on the Midwest. A lucrative export market closes its border to U.S. beef. Market to Market reflects on the first decade of the new millennium. Those stories and market analysis with Don Roose. (27:47) Episode Detail

January 1, 2010 (#3518)

Market to Market January 1, 2010 (#3518) Ethanol supporters sue the state of California over market access. Southern hemisphere titan Brazil expects a record soybean harvest. Reflections on the first decade of the new millennium. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:47) Episode Detail

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