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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

Bernanke Acknowledges Economic Recovery Going Slowly

posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Bernanke Acknowledges Economic Recovery Going Slowly
Though high gasoline prices and the disaster in Japan appeared to be major roadblocks to a stronger economic recovery, the Federal Reserve Board listed these as temporary barriers. Full Story

Market to Market (April 29, 2011)

posted on April 29, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Market to Market (April 29, 2011)
Full Program: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke meets the press. Proponents of "green jobs" examine their role in the economic recovery. And widespread storms spawn deadly tornadoes in the South, and delay planting further north. Those stories and market... Full Story

Market to Market (March 25, 2011)

posted on March 25, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Market to Market (March 25, 2011)
Full Program: U.S. commodities flow into Japan, despite the impact of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Government meteorologists call for increased chances of major flooding in Midwestern watersheds. And speculators deploy new technologies hoping to... Full Story

World Assesses Mother Nature's Impact on Japan

posted on March 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM

World Assesses Mother Nature's Impact on Japan
Two weeks after the devastating 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear energy disaster struck Japan, the countries of the world continue to assess the impact. Full Story

Japanese Grain Imports Hit All-Time High Despite Earthquake Damage

posted on March 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Government reports this week revealed the U.S economy expanded a bit faster at the end of last year than analysts originally estimated. Full Story

Market to Market (March 18, 2011)

posted on March 18, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Market to Market (March 18, 2011)
Full Program: Shockwaves from Japan's catastrophic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis ripple through the global economy. House lawmakers ponder the impact of environmental regulations on American agriculture.Those stories and market analysis with Sue Martin. Full Story

Japanese Earthquake Hits U.S. Commoditiy Markets

posted on March 16, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Japanese Earthquake Hits U.S. Commoditiy Markets
Time for March Madness... Full Story

Devastating Tsunami Slams Japan

posted on March 11, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Market uncertainty due to social upheaval in parts of northern Africa and the Middle East was exacerbated Friday after a massive earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan. Full Story

More Gain From Smarter Drain

posted on October 22, 2010 at 11:10 AM

More Gain From Smarter Drain
A Midwestern company is helping farmers reduce the amount of nitrates entering the Gulf. By deploying an innovative drainage management system the growers also hope to increase their yields. Full Story

Guard Commander Takes Responsibility For Wildfire

posted on September 23, 2010 at 2:09 PM

HERRIMAN, Utah — The National Guard joined forces with firefighters again Tuesday to battle a fast-moving, wind-driven blaze that the guard ignited during a machine-gun training exercise. 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

Market to Market (August 13, 2010)

posted on August 13, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Market to Market (August 13, 2010)
Full Program: Despite estimates of record U.S. crop production, strong demand supports commodity prices. Proponents call for increased investment in cellulosic ethanol to meet the 'billion gallon challenge'." Gulf Coast fishermen struggle to survive in the... Full Story

Gulf Seafood Industry Battles Oil and Public Perception

posted on August 13, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Gulf Seafood Industry Battles Oil and Public Perception
Alabama Attorney General Troy King filed suit this week against BP and other companies involved in the catastrophic spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Full Story
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