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2011 Episodes

December 30, 2011 (#3718)

Market to Market December 30, 2011 (#3718) USDA analysis suggests ethanol production may NOT cause indirect land use changes. And from cotton to cornfields, prices soared in 2011. Market to Market looks back at the year that was and examines the outlook for 2012. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:44) Episode Detail

December 23, 2011 (#3717)

Market to Market December 23, 2011 (#3717) Amidst the worst drought in history, Texas ranchers cull their herds. The EPA unveils rigorous new standards on emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. New data suggest the Army Corps of Engineers is not responsible for damages due to record flooding last summer on the Missouri River. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. Episode Detail

December 16, 2011 (#3716)

Market to Market December 16, 2011 (#3716) Farmland values in the heart of the Corn Belt soar to all-time highs... The Senate Agriculture Committee tries to find billions of dollars missing from MF Global. In the wake of record flooding, rural insurance premiums threaten to rise higher than the rivers. Those stories and market analysis with Darin Newsom. (28:40) Episode Detail

December 9, 2011 (#3715)

Market to Market December 9, 2011 (#3715) One lawmaker comes up with a novel approach for the next Farm Bill. Record weather disasters stretch federal, state and local budgets to their limits. The EPA says a popular -- and controversial -- method of oil drilling may be polluting groundwater. Those stories and market analysis with Walt Hackney and Virgil Robinson. (28:00) Episode Detail

December 2, 2011 (#3714)

Market to Market December 2, 2011 (#3714) Prospects for a rural recovery improve on estimates of record net farm income. After soaring to unprecedented levels last year, agricultural exports are predicted to decline. It's the end of an era in one rural community as a time capsule of America goes on the auction block. Market analysis with Sue Martin. Episode Detail

November 25, 2011 (#3713)

Market to Market November 25, 2011 (#3713) Bipartisan efforts to cut the federal deficit collapse, leaving farm programs in limbo. The World Trade Organization rejects America's Country of Origin Labeling Program. We explain why cranberries -- like all commodities -- are not immune to the law of supply and demand. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45) Episode Detail

November 18, 2011 (#3712)

Market to Market November 18, 2011 (#3712) Powered by robust demand, farmland values increase by the largest amount in decades. A lack of clearly defined rules for members of Congress on insider trading prompts calls for reform. Thousands of workers migrate to North Dakota, where an oil boom has things "rockin' in the Bakken." Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:46) Episode Detail

November 11, 2011 (#3711)

Market to Market November 11, 2011 (#3711) Amidst already-tight supplies, the Agriculture Department cuts U.S. crop production estimates. While some lawmakers eye cuts to federal farm programs, others ponder new supports for agriculture. And an in-depth examination of the North Dakota economy reveals a state the recession forgot. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:45) Episode Detail

November 4, 2011 (#3710)

Market to Market November 4, 2011 (#3710) Presidential candidates outline their vision for key sectors of the rural economy. North Dakota residents struggle to recover from record flooding in Minot. Those stories and market analysis with Naomi Blohm. Episode Detail

October 28, 2011 (#3709)

Market to Market October 28, 2011 (#3709) Tight supplies and strong demand support grain and oilseed prices amidst a bountiful harvest. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack offers his outlook for rural America in the months ahead. Those stories and market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:47) Episode Detail

October 21, 2011 (#3708)

Market to Market October 21, 2011 (#3708) The Environmental Protection Agency issues its final decision on agricultural dust. The Corps of Engineers says damages along the Missouri River increase risks of flooding next year. A Midwestern University scores points with agricultural interests by using football to help farmers. Those stories and market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:46) Episode Detail

October 14, 2011 (#3707)

Market to Market October 14, 2011 (#3707) USDA increases its estimates on domestic grain ending stocks. Congress approves three long-awaited unilateral trade agreements. And the World Food Prize honors two leaders for alleviating poverty and hunger. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:49) Episode Detail

October 7, 2011 (#3706)

Market to Market October 7, 2011 (#3706) Private analysts cut estimates on domestic corn yields. A trio of long-awaited trade agreements inch their way closer to ratification. Researchers claim renewable fuels standards cannot be met without government support. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:44) Episode Detail

September 30, 2011 (#3705)

Market to Market September 30, 2011 (#3705) Farm state lawmakers work to strengthen the agricultural safety net. Wildfires wreak havoc in Texas, thanks to the worst single-year drought in state history. Nebraskans offer their impressions of a proposed oil pipeline above the Ogallala Aquifer. And tainted cantaloupe result in the deadliest outbreak of food borne illness in more than a decade. Market analysis with Alan Brugler (27:45) Episode Detail

September 23, 2011 (#3704)

Market to Market September 23, 2011 (#3704) Global economic conditions bring out the bears. The Obama Administration targets direct payments to farmers. An eighth generation farm family brings the taste of the wide-open countryside to the narrow canyons of the big city. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:46) Episode Detail

September 16, 2011 (#3703)

Market to Market September 16, 2011 (#3703) Government prognosticators predict a smaller crop and tighter ending stocks. Mother Nature continues her unrelenting assault on the South. A Midwestern cattle producer deploys innovative strategies to produce feed, food and fuel. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. Episode Detail

September 9, 2011 (#3702)

Market to Market September 9, 2011 (#3702) President Obama unveils his latest plans to put America back to work. Wildfires blacken 33 thousand acres in the tinderbox formerly known as Texas. And Nebraska residents find an oasis in what some have called a "food desert." Those stories and market analysis with Walt Hackney and Virgil Robinson. (27:45) Episode Detail

September 2, 2011 (#3701)

Market to Market September 2, 2011 (#3701) Ethanol industry leaders and government officials unite against biofuel foes. From tropical storms to record droughts, Mother Nature exacts her toll. U.S. farmers plan for bumper crops and record receipts. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:45) Episode Detail

August 26, 2011 (#3652)

Market to Market August 26, 2011 (#3652) From Wall Street to Main Street, economists note the impact of a slowing economy. A major grain processor refuses to accept federally approved genetically engineered corn. Despite uncertainty over federal support, the "winds of change" bring power to rural America. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. Episode Detail

August 19, 2011 (#3651)

Market to Market August 19, 2011 (#3651) President Obama tours the Midwest to outline his plans to rejuvenate the rural economy. Lawmakers eye looming appropriation battles as the next vehicle to attack ethanol. Texas farmers and ranchers cope with a drought of epic proportions. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. Episode Detail

August 12, 2011 (#3650)

Market to Market August 12, 2011 (#3650) Lawmakers announce committee members tasked with cutting the national debt. USDA decreases corn production estimates and increases its guess on ending stocks. And Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack proposes yet another version of mandatory animal ID. Those stories and analysis of another wild week in the markets. (24:45) Episode Detail

August 5, 2011 (#3649)

Market to Market August 5, 2011 (#3649) Southern farmers and ranchers endure the worst drought since the Dust Bowl. Uncle Sam won't default on his debt, but the "deal" leaves farm programs in limbo. The next generation of traders analyzes data found only in the "Twittersphere..." Market analysis with Mark Gold. Episode Detail

July 29, 2011 (#3648)

Market to Market July 29, 2011 (#3648) Congress grounds airport construction over rural subsidies. The Post Master General puts small town post offices under scrutiny. Two companies bring farming back to the Big Apple and shout it from the roof tops. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:45) Episode Detail

July 22, 2011 (#3647)

Market to Market July 22, 2011 (#3647) The chess match between President Obama and Congressional Republicans over raising the debt ceiling ends the week in a stalemate. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson unveils his vision for a new dairy program. And amidst a sweltering heat wave, farmers and ranchers begin to tally the toll on agriculture. Those stories and market analysis with Sue Martin. Episode Detail

July 15, 2011 (#3646)

Market to Market July 15, 2011 (#3646) From record drought - to epic flooding - to damaging windstorms -- rural America is battered by Mother Nature. President Obama urges Congress to approve several trade deals with serious implications for farmers and ranchers. And the Agriculture Department offers its latest assessments of domestic and global supply and demand. Those stories and market analysis with John Roach. (27:45) Episode Detail

July 8, 2011 (#3645)

Market to Market July 8, 2011 (#3645) Senate leaders announce a bipartisan compromise cutting subsidies for ethanol. A Nebraska hog producer powers his operation and his neighbors by converting waste into watts. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:47) Episode Detail

July 1, 2011 (#3644)

Market to Market July 1, 2011 (#3644) President Obama touts his plans to create jobs and rejuvenate the economy. The Agriculture Department estimates farmers planted a near-record amount of corn. Predictions of expanded corn acreage push coarse grain prices limit down. Market analysis with Elaine Kub and Walt Hackney. (27:47) Episode Detail

June 24, 2011 (#3643)

Market to Market June 24, 2011 (#3643) Floodwaters prompt more evacuations along swollen rivers in the Midwest. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledges factors slowing the economic recovery. And in the corridors of Capitol Hill, one man's unlikely coalition deals a body blow to ethanol. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (28:46) Episode Detail

June 17, 2011 (#3642)

Market to Market June 17, 2011 (#3642) Market to Market covers flooding along the Missouri River as tensions among residents rise with the water. Congress fights over cuts to agriculture and biofuels subsidies. And the double threat of good weather and excellent crop conditions push the commodity markets lower. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:47) Episode Detail

June 10, 2011 (#3641)

Market to Market June 10, 2011 (#3641) Inhabitants of the Missouri River Watershed prepare for record flooding. Despite a significant decline in acreage, USDA still predicts a bumper corn crop. And when combined with tight supplies and strong demand, Mother Nature sets the stage for volatile markets. Those stories and market analysis with Don Roose. (27:45) Episode Detail

June 3, 2011 (#3640)

Market to Market June 3, 2011 (#3640) Mother Nature continues her season of discontent with record flooding on the Missouri River. Budget hawks target farm programs in hopes of stemming the rising tide of government red ink. And a Midwestern cattle producer deploys innovative strategies to produce feed, food and fuel. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:47) Episode Detail

May 27, 2011 (#3639)

Market to Market May 27, 2011 (#3639) A presidential candidate launches his campaign -- and blasts subsidies for renewable fuels. In a slightly faster race, increased blends of ethanol power NASCAR drivers to the winner's circle. And USDA predicts an improving global economy will fuel record agricultural exports in 2011. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:45) Episode Detail

May 20, 2011 (#3638)

Market to Market May 20, 2011 (#3638) The Mississippi River escapes its banks, threatening lives and livelihood in the south. Further north, cool wet conditions bring spring planting to a halt in the eastern corn belt. And we'll meet the man behind the design of the iconic Ford N-series tractor and the famed John Deere 4020. Those stories and market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:42) Episode Detail

May 13, 2011 (#3637)

Market to Market May 13, 2011 (#3637) U.S. Farm exports reach all-time highs in spite of an increasing trade deficit. Southern farmers prepare for a kick in the teeth from the Mighty Mississippi River. Ending stocks reports bring out the bears in the commodity pits. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45) Episode Detail

May 6, 2011 (#3636)

Market to Market May 6, 2011 (#3636) Lawmakers reveal a plan to give ethanol subsidies one final boost. Prince Charles visits the colonies to propose a different kind of revolution. After several weather delays, farmers return to the field for their annual rite of spring. Those stories and market analysis with Walt Hackney and Virgil Robinson. (27:45) Episode Detail

April 29, 2011 (#3635)

Market to Market April 29, 2011 (#3635) Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke meets the press. Proponents of "green jobs" examine their role in the economic recovery. And widespread storms spawn deadly tornadoes in the South, and delay planting further north. Those stories and market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:44) Episode Detail

April 22, 2011 (#3634)

Market to Market April 22, 2011 (#3634) A Midwest ethanol plant takes its algae operation to the next level. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency tells farmers the EPA is not targeting agriculture. Mother Nature delays spring planting in the north, while deadly storms wreak havoc in the south. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:45) Episode Detail

April 15, 2011 (#3633)

Market to Market April 15, 2011 (#3633) Environmental watchdogs sound the alarm over soil erosion in a key agricultural state. House Republicans and the Obama Administration unveil plans to reign-in government spending. And the U.S. trade deficit narrows, as growing trade overseas supports global economic recovery. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:46) Episode Detail

April 8, 2011 (#3632)

Market to Market April 8, 2011 (#3632) Industry experts champion agriculture's increasing role in U.S. energy policy. Congress hits the brakes on EPA efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Market to Market examines the economic impact of 25 years worth of Farm Aid. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:44) Episode Detail

April 1, 2011 (#3631)

Market to Market April 1, 2011 (#3631) The Agriculture Department releases its official guesstimates on spring planting intentions. President Obama unveils plans to cut America’s oil imports by one-third over the next decade. And for the 25th time, Willie Nelson and friends stage a benefit concert for America's farmers and ranchers. Those stories and market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:44) Episode Detail

March 25, 2011 (#3630)

Market to Market March 25, 2011 (#3630) U.S. commodities flow into Japan, despite the impact of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Government meteorologists call for increased chances of major flooding in Midwestern watersheds. And speculators deploy new technologies hoping to find oil in the Niobrara Chalk Basin of Wyoming and Nebraska. Market analysis with Walt Hackney and Virgil Robinson. (27:45) Episode Detail

March 18, 2011 (#3629)

Market to Market March 18, 2011 (#3629) Shockwaves from Japan's catastrophic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis ripple through the global economy. House lawmakers ponder the impact of environmental regulations on American agriculture.Those stories and market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:48) Episode Detail

March 11, 2011 (#3628)

Market to Market March 11, 2011 (#3628) Despite record U.S. exports, America's cavernous trade gap widens. House lawmakers ponder the impact of EPA regulations on agriculture. And the markets factor USDA's latest estimates on global supply and demand. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (24:45) Episode Detail

March 4, 2011 (#3627)

Market to Market March 4, 2011 (#3627) Producers of "the other white meat" unveil their "other new slogan..." Global food prices are on the rise, but rather than blame farmers, the U.N. says it's all about the oil. A new study reveals farmers are receiving more for their goods, but they're also paying more to produce them. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (24:46) Episode Detail

February 25, 2011 (#3626)

Market to Market February 25, 2011 (#3626) Lawmakers from Washington to Wisconsin beat the budget drums for spending cuts. Strong agricultural trade figures boost exports. And political unrest in the Middle East creates a roller-coaster week for global energy markets. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:45) Episode Detail

February 18, 2011 (#3625)

Market to Market February 18, 2011 (#3625) House lawmakers examine potential anti-trust issues in the livestock sector. The world's largest agricultural equipment manufacturer enjoys a hefty increase in quarterly profits. An agency dedicated to fighting poverty in developing nations sounds the alarm on soaring commodity prices. Market analysis with Walt Hackney and Jamey Kohake. (27:47) Episode Detail

February 11, 2011 (#3624)

Market to Market February 11, 2011 (#3624) The head of the Fed tries to ease inflation worries. A trade agreement takes one step closer to ratification. And the latest ending stocks report brings out the bulls. Those stories and market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:45) Episode Detail

February 4, 2011 (#3623)

Market to Market February 4, 2011 (#3623) Unrest in Egypt pushes oil prices higher and puts ethanol producers on edge. USDA recommends getting up off the couch and putting less salt in your food – a lot less. And a next-generation ethanol producer converts "one man's trash into a cellulosic treasure." Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:47) Episode Detail

January 28, 2011 (#3622)

Market to Market January 28, 2011 (#3622) President Obama calls for this generation of Americans to embrace its "Sputnik Moment." Presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich calls for abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency. Despite record quarterly profits, McDonalds blames a hike in menu prices on sky-high commodities. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:47) Episode Detail

January 21, 2011 (#3621)

Market to Market January 21, 2011 (#3621) We examine how leaders of the world’s two largest economies are finding common ground on matters of trade; discuss questions facing the Secretary of Agriculture on rules relating to genetically engineered crops; and we’ll meet a third generation dairy producer who is capitalizing on a steady source of labor by going robotic. (27:44) Episode Detail

January 14, 2011 (#3620)

Market to Market January 14, 2011 (#3620) Reduced production, tighter supplies and strong demand push grain and oilseed prices sharply higher. The Agriculture Department unveils a sweeping nutritional overhaul of America's school lunch program. And we'll meet the man behind the design of the iconic Ford N-series tractor and the famed John Deere 4020. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:46) Episode Detail

January 7, 2011 (#3619)

Market to Market January 7, 2011 (#3619) President Obama approves a multi-million dollar overhaul of the nation's food safety system. A new year brings new faces to key leadership positions in Washington and a new challenge for ethanol. And new research suggests no-till farming and systematic crop rotation offer benefits for the air and the land. Those stories and market analysis with Walt Hackney and Virgil Robinson. (27:44) Episode Detail

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