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Market to Market (December 23, 2011)

posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Market to Market (December 23, 2011)
Full Program: Amidst the worst drought in history, Texas ranchers cull their herds. The EPA unveils rigorous new standards on emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. New data suggest the Army Corps of Engineers is not responsible for damages due to... Full Story

Market to Market (December 16, 2011)

posted on December 16, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Market to Market (December 16, 2011)
Full Program: Farmland values in the heart of the Corn Belt soar to all-time highs... The Senate Agriculture Committee tries to find billions of dollars missing from MF Global. In the wake of record flooding, rural insurance premiums threaten to rise higher... Full Story

Market to Market (December 9, 2011)

posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Market to Market (December 9, 2011)
Full Program: One lawmaker comes up with a novel approach for the next Farm Bill. Record weather disasters stretch federal, state and local budgets to their limits. The EPA says a popular -- and controversial -- method of oil drilling may be polluting... Full Story

USDA Provides Emergency Funds to Protect Five Western States From Flooding

posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

WASHINGTON(USDA) - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide $3 million in Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program funds to five western states where record... Full Story

Southern Farmers Say Disaster Aid Plan Failed Them

posted on August 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (AP)— The permanent disaster aid program in the 2008 Farm Bill was intended to spare Congress from having to scrape up extra money every time a drought, flood or hurricane struck farm country, but growers in the South claim the... Full Story

Signup for 2008 Disaster Program to Begin in January

posted on December 24, 2009 at 4:12 PM

NEW ORLEANS -- Farmers hurt by bad weather last year will soon be able to sign up for aid under a federal disaster program. Full Story

Midwesterners Hope to Find Cash for Flood Fixes

posted on April 3, 2009 at 8:04 PM

FARGO, N.D (AP) -- Still soggy from surging floodwaters, weary residents and elected officials in the Midwest already are clamoring to bulk up the region's patchwork flood control system - hoping that they won't be so dependent on sandbags and... Full Story

Legal Restraints Abound in Farmers' Flood Aid

posted on June 27, 2008 at 8:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S Agriculture Secretary says he is concerned that legal hurdles prevented much immediate federal help for Midwestern farmers faced with serious setbacks because of flooding. Full Story

Market to Market: Disaster Recovery Call-In

posted on June 13, 2008 at 8:06 PM

Market to Market: Disaster Recovery Call-In
Market to Market: Disaster Recovery Call-In examines the impact of epic flooding on agriculture Friday, June 20 at 8:30 p.m. Full Story

Volunteers Plant Spring Crops for Farmers In Need

posted on April 11, 2008 at 8:04 PM

Volunteers Plant Spring Crops for Farmers In Need
A group of traveling volunteers helps farmers in need, get their crops in the ground. Full Story

Lawmakers Beat the Drum for Permanent Disaster Aid

posted on September 21, 2007 at 8:09 PM

Lawmakers Beat the Drum for Permanent Disaster Aid
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the federal government pumped billions of dollars worth of disaster assistance into Gulf Coast states. Full Story

After the Flood and a FEMA Buy-out, a Rural Town Survives

posted on September 14, 2007 at 8:09 PM

After the Flood and a FEMA Buy-out, a Rural Town Survives
Years after most people moved out of a rural town due to threat of flooding, a farm couple moves in to plant crops where homes once stood. Full Story

House Ag Panel Probes USDA on Global Warming

posted on May 4, 2007 at 8:05 PM

House Ag Panel Probes USDA on Global Warming
This week, crop insurance and disaster aid were key issues for the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Full Story

Disaster Aid Proponents Fall Short

posted on December 8, 2006 at 8:12 PM

Disaster Aid Proponents Fall Short
Kent Conrad, D – North Dakota: "Why is this important…because tens of thousands of farm and ranch families will not be able to go on without disaster assistance." North Dakota Senators Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan were the chief supporters of a... Full Story

Lawmakers Battle Over Farm Relief

posted on September 29, 2006 at 8:09 PM

Lawmakers Battle Over Farm Relief
The proposed relief bill would provide as much as $6.5 billion to farmers, in addition to the more than $20 billion they will receive this year in government payments. Full Story
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