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Market to Market: LIVE from the Fair (August 15, 2014)

posted on July 30, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Market to Market: LIVE from the Fair (August 15, 2014)
Full Program: LIVE from the Fair Friday, August 15 - 4:00 p.m. Penningroth Media Center Iowa State Fairgrounds Open to the public Market to Market will celebrate its 40th anniversary in August. The series began in 1974, when Chet Randolph hosted the first... Full Story

Market to Market (July 25, 2014)

posted on July 25, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Market to Market (July 25, 2014)
Full Program: The Agriculture Department says America’s row crops are in the best shape in decades. Would-be traders go online to learn the basics -- and complexities -- of commodity trading. Market analysis with Dan Hueber. Full Story

Market to Market (July 18, 2014)

posted on July 18, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Market to Market (July 18, 2014)
Full Program: Locked in a drought of epic proportions, California cracks down on unauthorized use of water. A Midwestern photographer documents the critical contributions of women in agriculture. Market analysis with Sue Martin. Full Story

Market to Market (July 11, 2014)

posted on July 11, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Market to Market (July 11, 2014)
Full Program: Summer storms continue to hammer the country from the plains to the coast. The potential for record crops and a mixed ending stocks report increases market volatility. Federal officials, scientists and farmers band together to fight a virus... Full Story

Market to Market (July 4, 2014)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Market to Market (July 4, 2014)
Full Program: Storms slash across the Midwest leaving high water and damaged crops in their wake. Livestock prices continue to flirt with all-time highs while grain markets take it on the chin. One entrepreneur combines land and lake in an attempt to “catch” a... Full Story

New York is central in modified-food label debate

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Agricultural, food and beverage companies have spent millions of dollars to defeat legislation in New York state that would require labels on food containing ingredients from genetically modified crops, highlighting the state's key role in the... Full Story

High Tunnels Extend Alaska's Growing Season

posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:06 AM

PALMER, Alaska (AP) -- Stephanie and Jim Gaiser take their cues for living from the Bible and say that when God created man, he put him in a garden. "That was his first line of work," Stephanie Gaiser said. "We believe man is really in his... Full Story

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

posted on May 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California
With California locked in third consecutive year of extreme drought, the issue of water rights also is heating up. Some farmers, however, receive as much water they want through an antiquated system of water allocations that was initially... Full Story

Italian Farmer Fights for Right to Use GMOs

posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Italian Farmer Fights for Right to Use GMOs
An EU farmer sues the Italian government for the right to plant GMO seeds. Full Story

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
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