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Lack of USDA Reports Creates Uncertainty

posted on October 11, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Lack of USDA Reports Creates Uncertainty
Farmers and livestock producers use the Agriculture Department reports to make decisions on everything from which crops to plant to how and when to market their goods. Full Story

Lawmaker Proposes Plan for Federal Dairy Policy

posted on July 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Lawmaker Proposes Plan for Federal Dairy Policy
Lawmakers are beginning to discuss changes to the safety net for the nation's dairy farmers in an effort to make the milk industry more profitable and less reliant on federal subsidies. Full Story

Senators Unveil Ethanol Compromise

posted on July 8, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Senators Unveil Ethanol Compromise
A small group of rural and urban lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal in the Senate this week regarding ethanol's future. Full Story

Market to Market (July 8, 2011)

posted on July 8, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Market to Market (July 8, 2011)
Full Program: Senate leaders announce a bipartisan compromise cutting subsidies for ethanol. A Nebraska hog producer powers his operation and his neighbors by converting waste into watts. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. Full Story

Ethanol's Congressional Turning Point

posted on June 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Ethanol's Congressional Turning Point
Prospects for increased biofuels production were dealt a setback of epic proportion last week when ethanol subsidies were attacked in Washington. Full Story

House Rejects Farm Subsidy Cuts in Spending Bill

posted on June 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted to slash domestic and international food aid Thursday while rejecting cuts to farm subsidies. Full Story

Market to Market (June 03, 2011)

posted on June 3, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Market to Market (June 03, 2011)
Full Program: Mother Nature continues her season of discontent with record flooding on the Missouri River. Budget hawks target farm programs in hopes of stemming the rising tide of government red ink. And a Midwestern cattle producer deploys innovative... Full Story

Market to Market (May 27, 2011)

posted on May 27, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Market to Market (May 27, 2011)
Full Program: A presidential candidate launches his campaign -- and blasts subsidies for renewable fuels. In a slightly faster race, increased blends of ethanol power NASCAR drivers to the winner's circle. And USDA predicts an improving global economy will fuel... Full Story

Presidential hopeful wants to cut renewable fuels subsidies

posted on May 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Presidential hopeful wants to cut renewable fuels subsidies
Pawlenty called for the demise of a litany of federal subsidies -- including those supporting production of renewable fuels. Acknowledging the political liability of that position in Iowa -- which leads the nation in both corn and ethanol... Full Story

Market to Market (May 28, 2010)

posted on May 28, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Market to Market (May 28, 2010)
Full Program: The EPA settles a lawsuit with environmental groups over large-scale livestock operations. Government bean counters see dramatic improvement in the outlook for U.S. agricultural trade. Members of the "Greatest Generation" take an Honor Flight to... Full Story

Market to Market (May 21, 2010)

posted on May 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Market to Market (May 21, 2010)
Full Program: Officials announce new efforts to open foreign markets to U.S. agricultural exports. The White House declares war on the nation's "growing problem" of childhood obesity. Watchdogs say America's wealthiest producers continue to receive the... Full Story

Environmental Working Group Wants More Transparency in Subsidy Payments

posted on May 20, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Environmental Working Group Wants More Transparency in Subsidy Payments
Increasingly, farm subsidies draw fire from critics who say the Agriculture Department is a bloated symbol of government waste. Full Story

European Union Subsidies Stray From The Farm

posted on July 17, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Follow this link to a copyrighted New York Times article which reports on the dispersal of farm subsidy money in the European Union. Full Story

Market to Market (May 29th, 2009)

posted on May 29, 2009 at 9:05 PM

Market to Market (May 29th, 2009)
Full Program: Market Analyst Jamie Kohake. Full Story

Market to Market (April 17, 2009)

posted on April 17, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Market to Market (April 17, 2009)
Full Program: Market analyst Don Roose. In Washington, a Congressional study on Ethanol's role in rising food prices is cheered and jeered. In the West, government subsidies for both water and crops come under fire. In the Keystone State, Market to Market... Full Story
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