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Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms

posted on January 30, 2015 at 4:46 PM

Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms
President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure. Full Story

Market to Market (January 23, 2015)

posted on January 23, 2015 at 8:26 PM

Market to Market (January 23, 2015)
Full Program: Barack Obama outlines priorities for the final two years of his presidency. We’ll meet a Texas maverick who blazed the trail for ranchers of the feminine persuasion. Market analysis with Dan Hueber. Full Story

Obama launches '15 agenda with address and a wink

posted on January 23, 2015 at 6:17 PM

Obama launches '15 agenda with address and a wink
President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure. Full Story

House Approves Bill to Fast Track Natural Gas Pipelines

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

The Republican-controlled House has easily passed a bill designed to expedite the approval of natural gas pipelines. Full Story

Senate Says Climate Change Real, but Doesn't Agree on Cause

posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:43 AM

The Republican-controlled Senate acknowledged Wednesday that climate change is real but refused to say humans are to blame. Full Story

Market to Market (January 16, 2015)

posted on January 16, 2015 at 7:51 PM

Market to Market (January 16, 2015)
Full Program: Senate lawmakers take up the thorny issue of the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama unveils plans addressing rural America’s ‘need for speed.' Market analysis with Ted Siefried. Full Story

Market to Market (January 9, 2015)

posted on January 9, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Market to Market (January 9, 2015)
Full Program: The 114th Congress begins with republicans in full control of Capitol Hill. Motorists welcome lower prices at the pump, but not everyone is celebrating. Auctioneers compete to determine the world’s best at “making the call.” Market analysis with... Full Story

Congress Eases Some School Lunch Requirements

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Congress has eased some of the stricter nutrition regulations for school lunches as part of a massive year-end spending bill that was approved this month. Full Story

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014
2014 was full of big stories impacting rural America. Politics, protests and policymaking played out across the country, including discussions aimed at cutting the amount of ethanol in renewable fuel mandates. Full Story

Lawmakers Wary of Genetically Modified Food Labels

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:44 PM

The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.Republicans and Democrats on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee questioned Wednesday whether... Full Story

Short-term tax fix could help rural America

posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Short-term tax fix could help rural America
The lame-duck Congress has a small window to accomplish a lot of things before winter recess that could benefit farm and ranch families. One item is the reinstatement, and in some cases, extension, of 50 tax breaks, most of which expired in 2013. Full Story

White House Veto Threat Shelves Possible Tax Plan

posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:18 PM

A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored... Full Story

Market to Market (November 21, 2014)

posted on November 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Market to Market (November 21, 2014)
Full Program: President Obama sidesteps Congress to reform immigration policy on his own. A lame duck Senate puts up yet another roadblock for the Keystone XL Pipeline. We visit a contest where competitors don husking hooks for a battle of the bangboards. Market... Full Story

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline
Falling just one vote shy of Senate approval, the Keystone XL pipeline, a political hot potato for nearly six years, was punted by lawmakers again this week. Full Story

Market to Market (November 07, 2014)

posted on November 7, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Market to Market (November 07, 2014)
Full Program: Republican victories in the midterm elections bring new faces to leadership positions in Congress. Voters in several states say, "No on GMOs" -- at least when it comes to mandatory labeling of them. Western cattle ranchers work with government... Full Story
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