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2013 Episodes

December 27, 2013 (#3918)

Market to Market December 27, 2013 (#3918) Another year passes by, but not before rural America endures the perils of politics and the pitfalls of record production. We’ll reflect on 2013 and examine the market outlook for 2014 with Jamey Kohake. (27:44) Episode Detail

December 20, 2013 (#3917)

Market to Market December 20, 2013 (#3917) Arid conditions stoke wildfires in California, but the rest of the country could see a break in the weather. The “Oracle of Omaha” gets a larger stake in wind power, as lawmakers call for reforms in renewable energy policy. Locomotives roll through one Canadian town for the first time since 47 people were killed in an oil train derailment. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:45) Episode Detail

December 13, 2013 (#3916)

Market to Market December 13, 2013 (#3916) The FDA implements voluntary restrictions on the use of antibiotics in livestock production. USDA’s latest figures on agricultural supply and demand reveal bullish and bearish scenarios. The Grinch steals Christmas Trees in the east, while “the buck stops here” in the Midwest. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:45) Episode Detail

December 6, 2013 (#3915)

Market to Market December 6, 2013 (#3915) The U.S. trade deficit improves modestly, but agricultural exports soar to an all-time high. The EPA gets an earful on its plan to reduce the amount of ethanol in America’s fuel supply. Christmas Tree growers look for a solution to root rot in the birthplace of Old Saint Nick. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:45) Episode Detail

November 29, 2013 (#3914)

Market to Market November 29, 2013 (#3914) New data suggests the EPA has dramatically underestimated U.S. methane emissions. The farm bill stalls in conference committee, largely over differences in spending on nutrition. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:45) Episode Detail

November 22, 2013 (#3913)

Market to Market November 22, 2013 (#3913) A series of tornadoes cuts a path of death of destruction in the Midwest. The Obama Administration proposes reducing the amount of ethanol in America’s fuel. In America’s Dairyland, producers discover there’s nothing quite as sweet as sugar beets.Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:44) Episode Detail

November 15, 2013 (#3912)

Market to Market November 15, 2013 (#3912) The Environmental Protection Agency releases its renewable fuels production requirements for 2014. Prior to EPA's announcement, however, the Associated Press releases a scathing report on ethanol. Renewable fuels advocates fire back with a few criticisms of their own. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:46) Episode Detail

November 8, 2013 (#3911)

Market to Market November 8, 2013 (#3911) The Agriculture Department releases its latest estimates on supply and demand. Washington State voters consider mandatory labeling on foods containing GMOs. In Colorado, the electorate ponders splitting its state to address an urban/rural divide. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:45) Episode Detail

November 1, 2013 (#3910)

Market to Market November 1, 2013 (#3910) Strong storms dump more than a foot of rain in central Texas. A bipartisan conference committee gets down to business on the Farm Bill. And studies link the use of agrochemicals to serious health issues in Argentina. Market analysis with Mark Gold. (27:44) Episode Detail

October 25, 2013 (#3909)

Market to Market October 25, 2013 (#3909) A bipartisan conference committee hammers out the details of the Farm Bill. Growers in Colorado harvest America’s first acknowledged crop of hemp in fifty years. The U.S. reduces its greenhouse gas emissions, but things are a bit cloudier in China. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:52) Episode Detail

October 18, 2013 (#3908)

Market to Market October 18, 2013 (#3908) An 11th hour deal ends the shutdown and keeps the U.S. from defaulting on the debt. Despite controversy surrounding GMOs, three biotech pioneers win the World Food Prize. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:43) Episode Detail

October 11, 2013 (#3907)

Market to Market October 11, 2013 (#3907) Up to 4’ of snow falls in parts of South Dakota resulting in heavy losses for cattle producers. 10 days into the government shutdown hopes rise for a solution to the fiscal fiasco in Washington. And by paying attention to the little things, author and agricultural consultant Temple Grandin, delivers big results. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:44) Episode Detail

October 4, 2013 (#3906)

Market to Market October 4, 2013 (#3906) Supplies of corn, wheat, and soybeans decline, but the markets take it in stride. Partisan bickering on Capitol Hill results in the first government shutdown in 17 years. As federal agencies close, services are cut, and the impact is felt from sea to shining sea. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:43) Episode Detail

September 27, 2013 (#3905)

Market to Market September 27, 2013 (#3905) The clock is ticking on a potential government shutdown while partisan bickering rules the day. A study indicates sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock production may lead to trouble. As one of the worst wildfire seasons continues, officials seek to calculate the risk. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:45) Episode Detail

September 20, 2013 (#3904)

Market to Market September 20, 2013 (#3904) The impact and the aftermath of flooding in the West. Political wrangling continues over the budget, SNAP and the Farm Bill. One entrepreneur combines land and lake in an attempt to “catch” a profit with aquaculture. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:45) Episode Detail

September 13, 2013 (#3903)

Market to Market September 13, 2013 (#3903) Fire, flood, and drought continue to plague the West. The Secretary makes the Administration’s case for a Farm Bill. USDA finds even more corn and fewer soybeans. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:45) Episode Detail

September 6, 2013 (#3902)

Market to Market September 6, 2013 (#3902) Rural America may face a sluggish economic recovery. One federal agency comes clean about its overpayments to farmers. A noted climatologist puts this season’s volatile weather into perspective. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:45) Episode Detail

August 30, 2013 (#3901)

Market to Market August 30, 2013 (#3901) The battle to contain Western wild fires rages on. Intense summer heat pounds the nation’s midsection. And the legacy of a popular New Deal program runs deep. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:45) Episode Detail

August 23, 2013 (#3852)

Market to Market August 23, 2013 (#3852) Getting a bite at the supermarket may put more of a bite on you. Crop scouts find a bumper crop while drought worries loom over much of the country. One family is answering the question of how to pass the farm on to the next generation. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:44) Episode Detail

August 16, 2013 (#3851)

Market to Market August 16, 2013 (#3851) Persistent drought provides plenty of fuel for western wildfires. A key barometer of the rural economy reveals a slowdown in August. Soybean prices rally in the wake of a bullish report on supply and demand. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:44) Episode Detail

August 9, 2013 (#3850)

Market to Market August 9, 2013 (#3850) U.S. wind energy production surges to an all-time high. Scientists unveil the world’s first hamburger made from bovine stem cells. Environmental watchdogs blame farm runoff for water quality issues from the Gulf of Mexico to municipalities hundreds of miles upstream. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (24:44) Episode Detail

August 2, 2013 (#3849)

Market to Market August 2, 2013 (#3849) Closely watched economic reports bring out the bears on Wall Street. Tainted lettuce sickens hundreds of consumers. In yet another year dominated by unusual weather, hay producers struggle to produce a crop. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (24:46) Episode Detail

July 26, 2013 (#3848)

Market to Market July 26, 2013 (#3848) Secretary Vilsack explains why an extension of current farm policy is a giant step backwards. Timely rains bring moisture to portions of the Corn Belt, but the outlook is anything but certain. Aging farmers ponder the transition to the next generation, but some growers are in no hurry to quit. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:44) Episode Detail

July 19, 2013 (#3847)

Market to Market July 19, 2013 (#3847) Californians flee from the flames, while other Americans swelter in a persistent heat wave. Innovators replace man with machine to address a growing labor shortage in the fields. Researchers make a breakthrough in the fight against a lethal swine virus. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (28:44) Episode Detail

July 12, 2013 (#3846)

Market to Market July 12, 2013 (#3846) House lawmakers approve the Farm Bill, but only by removing nutrition assistance. A train carrying nearly a million gallons of crude oil derails in Canada, killing 50 people. The Agriculture Department releases its latest estimates on supply and demand. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:44) Episode Detail

July 5, 2013 (#3845)

Market to Market July 5, 2013 (#3845) Washington’s failure to enact a Farm Bill, leaves dairy producers in limbo. A barometer of the Midwest economy declines for the third consecutive month. A record-breaking heat fuels lethal wildfires as the drought intensifies in the southwest. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (28:47) Episode Detail

June 28, 2013 (#3844)

Market to Market June 28, 2013 (#3844) By choosing not to rule, the Supreme Court paves the way for increased blends of ethanol. The Senate approves a measure creating a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. The Agriculture Department’s latest stocks and acreage reports move the markets. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:43) Episode Detail

June 21, 2013 (#3843)

Market to Market June 21, 2013 (#3843) After lengthy debate, House lawmakers reject their version of the Farm Bill. Federal authorities crack down on employers of undocumented workers. And the president proposes a massive trade deal with the European Union. Market analysis with Mark Gold. (27:45) Episode Detail

June 14, 2013 (#3842)

Market to Market June 14, 2013 (#3842) Gusty winds and bone-dry forests fuel wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico. For the second time in a year, the Senate approves its version of the Farm Bill. Despite planting delays, the government calls for record grain and oilseed production. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:44) Episode Detail

June 7, 2013 (#3841)

Market to Market June 7, 2013 (#3841) Rains dampen the Corn Belt yet again, pushing the Mississippi River to flood stage. Senate lawmakers move one step closer to a final vote on the Farm Bill. Persistent drought in Colorado results in smaller herds for ranchers. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:46) Episode Detail

May 31, 2013 (#3840)

Market to Market May 31, 2013 (#3840) Torrential rains soak the Midwest, pushing rivers and streams well beyond their banks. New crop futures prices rally as some farmers wonder if they’ll ever finish spring planting. And horticultural history buffs work to preserve America’s agricultural heritage by saving seed. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:44) Episode Detail

May 24, 2013 (#3839)

Market to Market May 24, 2013 (#3839) A series of deadly tornadoes cuts a path of destruction across Oklahoma. Further north, more temperate weather leads to significant progress in spring planting. Legislation authorizing federal farm and nutrition programs makes its way to the Senate floor. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (28:00) Episode Detail

May 17, 2013 (#3838)

Market to Market May 17, 2013 (#3838) The U.S. Supreme Court rules on seed patents, it’s déjà vu for the House and Senate agriculture committees as they begin work, again, on the Farm Bill, and a study to determine the right balance of cash and chemicals for grain farmers enters its third year. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:44) Episode Detail

May 10, 2013 (#3837)

Market to Market May 10, 2013 (#3837) USDA releases its first production estimates on this year’s crops. The battle continues over a proposal to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. We’ll spend some time with author and agricultural consultant Temple Grandin. Market analysis with Walt Hackney and Virgil Robinson. (27:44) Episode Detail

May 3, 2013 (#3836)

Market to Market May 3, 2013 (#3836) Winter reprises its role in the Grain Belt as record snowfall delays planting even further. The Food and Drug Administration gets the jitters over added caffeine in food and beverages. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange tries to level the playing field between man and machine. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:44) Episode Detail

April 26, 2013 (#3835)

Market to Market April 26, 2013 (#3835) The governor of a leading farm state negotiates agricultural trade with China. Heavy rains bring much-needed moisture to the Grain Belt and push rivers to flood stage. And with spring planting on hold, an expert suggests changes to nitrogen management plans. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:44) Episode Detail

April 19, 2013 (#3834)

Market to Market April 19, 2013 (#3834) Tempers flare over the Keystone XL pipeline. Wind energy advocates analyze the latest from the industry. While snow and rain whip the Midwest, chances of leaving the drought behind improve only slightly. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (28:42) Episode Detail

April 12, 2013 (#3833)

Market to Market April 12, 2013 (#3833) Secretary Vilsack eyes the challenge of Obama’s 2014 budget. Protestors seeking immigration reforms press Congress for solutions. The USDA supply and demand report reveals a tight stocks-to-use ratio for corn. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:43) Episode Detail

April 5, 2013 (#3832)

Market to Market April 5, 2013 (#3832) Lawmakers mull immigration reforms in hopes of keeping a steady supply of labor in the fields. The threat of flooding returns to Fargo, while the rest of the nation contends with drought. Spring is in the air, but urban entrepreneurs are taking their operations indoors. Market analysis with Mark Gold. (27:44) Episode Detail

March 29, 2013 (#3831)

Market to Market March 29, 2013 (#3831) DuPont and Monsanto mend fences and agree to expand their biotech products. EPA analysis reveals many of America’s rivers and streams are in poor biological health. And the Agriculture Department releases its much-anticipated Prospective Plantings report. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. Episode Detail

March 22, 2013 (#3830)

Market to Market March 22, 2013 (#3830) Lawmakers find money for food inspection in a bill averting a government shutdown. The Obama administration touts the role of better nutrition in the war on childhood obesity. And spring is here, time to get ready for wildfires in the tinderbox formerly known as Colorado. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:44) Episode Detail

March 15, 2013 (#3829)

Market to Market March 15, 2013 (#3829) Ethanol proponents throw a birthday bash to celebrate 100 years of subsidies for Big Oil. Hours before its implementation, New York City’s ban on super-sized sugary drinks is struck down. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (24:07) Episode Detail

March 8, 2013 (#3828)

Market to Market March 8, 2013 (#3828) An improving economic outlook pushes Wall Street to record highs. Secretary Vilsack tells lawmakers he has no other choice but to furlough meat inspectors. The State Department reports that a controversial oil pipeline poses little threat to the environment. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. Episode Detail

March 1, 2013 (#3827)

Market to Market March 1, 2013 (#3827) Partisan bickering ends in gridlock, paving the way for $85 billion in mandatory spending cuts. A government study reveals fast food accounts for a significant portion of America’s diet. Another massive snowstorm brings much-needed moisture to the southern plains. Market analysis with Don Roose. (24:45) Episode Detail

February 22, 2013 (#3826)

Market to Market February 22, 2013 (#3826) The Supreme Court hears arguments in a patent infringement case involving Monsanto. Officials gaze into the crystal ball at the Agriculture Department’s annual Outlook Forum. And undaunted by weakness in the broader economy, rural land values continue to rise. Those stories and market analysis with John Roach. (27:45) Episode Detail

February 15, 2013 (#3825)

Market to Market February 15, 2013 (#3825) In the first Congressional address of his second term, President Obama unveils an ambitious agenda. America’s first major high-speed railroad could be the ”end of the line” for some California farmers. Market analysis with Walt Hackney and Virgil Robinson. Episode Detail

February 8, 2013 (#3824)

Market to Market February 8, 2013 (#3824) Neither rain, nor snow keeps the postman from his appointed rounds, but red ink will. The Agriculture Department releases its latest estimates on supply and demand. A trip to the grocery store reveals the impact of persistent drought. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:45) Episode Detail

February 1, 2013 (#3823)

Market to Market February 1, 2013 (#3823) The focus in Washington shifts from fiscal issues and gun control to immigration reform. Renewable fuels advocates prepare to use a few assault weapons of their own on Big Oil. Livestock markets rally on dwindling cattle supplies and friendly developments in Japan. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:45) Episode Detail

January 25, 2013 (#3822)

Market to Market January 25, 2013 (#3822) Embarking on his 2nd term as president, Barack Obama envisions an ambitious agenda. Inside the Capitol, lawmakers prepare for battle on everything from fiscal policy to gun control. Tensions mount in California, where too many people are competing for too little water.Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45) Episode Detail

January 18, 2013 (#3821)

Market to Market January 18, 2013 (#3821) Data reveals the worst drought in half-a-century is intensifying in the Grain Belt. Workers go to great lengths to keep the Mississippi River – and the commerce it supports – flowing. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:45) Episode Detail

January 11, 2013 (#3820)

Market to Market January 11, 2013 (#3820) Workers detonate explosives hoping to improve navigation on the Mississippi River. The FDA proposes the most sweeping reforms to food safety rules in more than 70 years. The Agriculture Department releases its latest estimates on global supply and demand. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:45) Episode Detail

January 4, 2013 (#3819)

Market to Market January 4, 2013 (#3819) Wall Street begins 2013 with a rally after lawmakers reach a deal averting the fiscal cliff. The USDA celebrates its sesquicentennial as "The People's Department." Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:45) Episode Detail

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