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President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion

posted on June 13, 2014 at 3:55 PM

President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion
Waterways across America will get a facelift after the stroke of Barack Obama’s pen. The president approved a $12.3 billion bill this week aimed at improving historic ports to enhancing flood control in the Corn Belt. Full Story

Market to Market (January 17, 2014)

posted on January 17, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Market to Market (January 17, 2014)
Full Program: 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... Full Story

Renewable Fuels Advocates Respond to Associated Press Reports Criticizing Ethanol

posted on November 15, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Renewable Fuels Advocates Respond to Associated Press Reports Criticizing Ethanol
Washington responded to soaring gasoline prices by including a Renewable Fuels Standard, or RFS, in the 2005 Energy Bill. The RFS established an ethanol production mandate requiring 4 billion gallons of the renewable fuel be blended with gasoline... Full Story

Market to Market (June 21, 2013)...

posted on June 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Market to Market (June 21, 2013)...
Full Program: 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. Full Story

Largest Bilateral Trade Agreement in History Proposed

posted on June 21, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Largest Bilateral Trade Agreement in History Proposed
The largest bilateral trade agreement in history was proposed this week in Enniskillen, Ireland during the G-8 summit. U.S. and European Union members agreed to open negotiations on a broad trade deal that would slash tariffs and other barriers... Full Story

Lethal Tornadoes Devastate Oklahoma

posted on May 24, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Lethal Tornadoes Devastate Oklahoma
Moore, Oklahoma knows the destructive power of tornadoes all too well. The EF5 twister that demolished the Oklahoma City suburb Monday was the town’s fourth decimating touchdown since 1999. EF4 tornadoes ravaged the area in 2003 and 2010, while... Full Story

Budget Battle Continues

posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM

 Budget Battle Continues
With the prospect of a government shutdown looming, the Senate approved legislation Wednesday to secure $85 billion in less-than-favored spending cuts intended to rein-in excessive federal deficits. Reworking the across-the-board cuts,... Full Story

Vilsack Defends Sequester Actions

posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Vilsack Defends Sequester Actions
Speaking before the House Committee on Agriculture this week, USDA chief Tom Vilsack was scheduled to address the state of the rural economy. But the sequester’s across-the-board cuts quickly dominated the testimony. Several USDA programs could... Full Story

State Department Avoids XL Pipeline Green Light

posted on March 7, 2013 at 3:36 PM

State Department Avoids XL Pipeline Green Light
The U.S. State Department is the latest government agency to weigh-in on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. While federal officials had no major objections they fell short of giving a green-light to the project. While not recommending... Full Story

Sequester Squabbles Overtake Washington

posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Sequester Squabbles Overtake Washington
While both sides of the aisle lamented the spending reductions the full impact of the cuts likely will be felt later rather than sooner. Half of the $85 billion will come out of the defense budget. The remaining amount is slated to come from... Full Story

Market to Market (February 15, 2013)

posted on February 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Market to Market (February 15, 2013)
Full Program: 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... Full Story

Jobs Dominate Obama's State of the Union Address

posted on February 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Jobs Dominate Obama's State of the Union Address
President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union speech this week, calling for action on jobs, deficits and other of his lofty goals. Full Story

Market to Market (February 1, 2013)

posted on February 1, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Market to Market (February 1, 2013)
Full Program: 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... Full Story

Market to Market (January 25, 2013)

posted on January 25, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Market to Market (January 25, 2013)
Full Program: 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... Full Story

Obama's Ambitious Second Term Agenda

posted on January 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Obama's Ambitious Second Term Agenda
The pomp and circumstance of a presidential inauguration brings a call for optimism in the nation’s capital. As Barack Obama embarked on his second presidential term, the challenges facing his administration -- and the nation -- are making headlines. Full Story
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