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U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks

posted on December 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks
The Commerce Department reported this week that America’s cavernous trade deficit narrowed in October to $40.6 billion. That’s down 5.4 percent from September and the improvement beat preliminary estimates. 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

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 (August 12, 2011)

posted on August 12, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Market to Market (August 12, 2011)
Full Program: Lawmakers announce committee members tasked with cutting the national debt. USDA decreases corn production estimates and increases its guess on ending stocks. And Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack proposes yet another version of mandatory animal ID. Those... Full Story

US trade deficit widens in June to $53.1 billion

posted on August 12, 2011 at 4:35 PM

American producers sold fewer industrial engines, electric generators and farm products to the rest of the world in June, pushing the trade deficit to the highest level since 2008 and dealing another blow to an already struggling economy. Full Story

Debt Politics from Washington to Rural America

posted on August 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Debt Politics from Washington to Rural America
The debate over taxes, entitlement spending, and a congressional “super” committee spilled into the Heartland this week as top presidential candidates pressed the flesh at the Iowa State Fair. Full Story

Debt Ceiling Deal Weighs on Rural America

posted on August 5, 2011 at 3:31 PM

President Obama and congressional leaders reached a last-minute deal this week to raise the debt ceiling and slash federal spending. Full Story

Pending Foreign Trade Agreements

posted on July 15, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Pending Foreign Trade Agreements
The Obama administration is pressing Congress to ratify three pending trade agreement with Korea, Panama and Colombia. At issue is the inclusion of a "trade adjustment assistance" provision that would provide job training to Americans who... Full Story

Deficit Hawks Move to Slash Federal Farm Payments

posted on June 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Deficit Hawks Move to Slash Federal Farm Payments
Wall Street headed south Friday, as a weak report on unemployment prompted concerns of a fizzling economic recovery. Full Story

Market to Market (May 13, 2011)

posted on May 13, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Market to Market (May 13, 2011)
Full Program: U.S. Farm exports reach all-time highs in spite of an increasing trade deficit. Southern farmers prepare for a kick in the teeth from the Mighty Mississippi River. Ending stocks reports bring out the bears in the commodity pits. Market analysis... Full Story

Despite big exports, trade deficit grows

posted on May 13, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Despite big exports, trade deficit grows
While retailers enjoyed the sound of more coins hitting the bottom of the till consumers felt more pain at the pump and a bigger tug at the corner market. Full Story

Market to Market (April 15, 2011)

posted on April 15, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Market to Market (April 15, 2011)
Full Program: Environmental watchdogs sound the alarm over soil erosion in a key agricultural state. House Republicans and the Obama Administration unveil plans to reign-in government spending. And the U.S. trade deficit narrows, as growing trade overseas... Full Story

Farmland Preservation Program on Chopping Block

posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Part of a relatively new state program aimed at preserving farmland would be eliminated under Gov Scott Walker's budget to help erase Wisconsin's $3.5 billion deficit over the next two years. Full Story

Trade Deficit Reaches Six Month High

posted on March 10, 2011 at 6:03 PM

According to the International Energy Agency, Japan consumed 4.4 million barrels of oil per day last year. Full Story

Market to Market (November 12, 2010)

posted on November 12, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Market to Market (November 12, 2010)
Full Program: A broad coalition of advocacy groups file suit against the EPA over increased blends of ethanol. Days after Republicans gain control of the U.S. House, a bipartisan panel unveils its plans to cut the deficit. Bullish production, supply and demand... Full Story
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