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Drought Inching Back

posted on August 30, 2013 at 10:13 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops. Temperatures soared to records in recent days in parts of the region,... Full Story

Sandy Fails To End Midwest Drought

posted on November 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Midwest farmers have turned their attention to their winter wheat crop, with little cooperation from the weather as about two-thirds of those plantings have taken place in drought-affected areas. Full Story

Some Virginia Crops Likely Impacted By Storm

posted on November 2, 2012 at 5:02 PM

While the area's farms fared well, officials said they'll know how much of the wheat crop is not germinating in about a week or so. Full Story

Market to Market (August 17, 2012)

posted on August 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Market to Market (August 17, 2012)
Full Program: Politicians visit the fair to outline their priorities for rural America. Cooler temperatures and scattered showers offer little relief to scorched crops. Barge traffic slows to a crawl as the Mississippi falls to its lowest level in decades.... Full Story

Low Water Forces Dredging on Mississippi River

posted on August 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Low Water Forces Dredging on Mississippi River
The Great Drought of 2012 has left its mark on farms across rural America. The lack of water decimated crops all over the Corn Belt, prompting producers to seek alternatives. Full Story

Market to Market (August 10, 2012)

posted on August 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Market to Market (August 10, 2012)
Full Program: Persistent drought takes its toll on U.S. corn and soybean production. Midwestern vegetables also wilt amidst the driest conditions in half a century. And cattle producers contemplate high feed costs, water shortages, and tough choices. Market... Full Story

Market to Market (August 3, 2012)

posted on August 3, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Market to Market (August 3, 2012)
Full Program: The worst drought in half a century tightens its grip on America. Disastrous grazing conditions prompt cattle producers to liquidate their herds. House lawmakers approve emergency assistance for livestock producers, but fail to debate the Farm Bill... Full Story

Market to Market (July 27, 2012)

posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Market to Market (July 27, 2012)
Full Program: Arid conditions hamper cotton yields on the Southern Plains. As the drought intensifies, a noted climatologist says the worst may be yet to come. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calls on Congress to act on behalf of rural America. Market... Full Story

Market to Market (July 20, 2012)

posted on July 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Market to Market (July 20, 2012)
Full Program: The worst drought in half a century tightens its grip on the Grain Belt. Policymakers ponder their response to rapidly deteriorating crop conditions. Growers contemplate the outlook for irrigated crops after Nebraska officials turn off the water.... Full Story

Market to Market (July 13, 2012)

posted on July 13, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Market to Market (July 13, 2012)
Full Program: The House Agriculture Committee hammers out its version of the next Farm Bill. Arid conditions across the nation prompt USDA to cut estimates on crop production. We examine the “growing concern” of drought and analyze a classic weather market with... Full Story

Market to Market (July 6, 2012)

posted on July 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Market to Market (July 6, 2012)
Full Program: Mother Nature continues to blast the country with oppressive heat. Crops across the Corn Belt wilt under the driest conditions in 25 years. A Chinese leader reconnects with a key trading partner in the heart of rural America. Market analysis... Full Story

Heat and No Rain Take a Toll on the Cornbelt

posted on July 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Heat and No Rain Take a Toll on the Cornbelt
Hot, dry weather continues to reek havoc on the nation's Cornbelt. Full Story

Market to Market (November 11, 2011)

posted on November 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Market to Market (November 11, 2011)
Full Program: 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... Full Story

Candidates offer vision on jobs and energy

posted on November 4, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Candidates offer vision on jobs and energy
Five of America’s top Republican presidential candidates sat down in Iowa this week to discuss their visions for revitalizing a key American business sector. Full Story

Crop progress ahead of average

posted on October 28, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Crop progress ahead of average
A dry fall has led to an all-out sprint to the finish for the 2011 corn, soybean and cotton crops. Full Story
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