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Conservationists Claim Victory on New Farm Bill

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law. Farmers will be required to use good conservation practices on highly... Full Story

Agriculture Changes as a Result of the Farm Crisis

posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Agriculture Changes as a Result of the Farm Crisis
Agriculture is changed as a result of the farm crisis and has became what it is today. Full Story

Market to Market (February 21, 2014)

posted on February 21, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Market to Market (February 21, 2014)
Full Program: The latest Agricultural Census reveals shifting demographics. Despite opposition, the world’s largest solar power plant goes online. California producers consider the future of farming without water.Market analysis with Darin Newsom. Full Story

USDA Preliminary Ag Census Released

posted on February 20, 2014 at 1:36 PM

USDA Preliminary Ag Census Released
The Agriculture Department releases its preliminary Ag Census. Full Story

Market to Market (February 14, 2014)

posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Market to Market (February 14, 2014)
Full Program: The Agriculture Department predicts the bottom line for most U.S. farmers will decline significantly this year. EPA says some Midwestern farmers are making progress in protecting the environment, but much work remains to be done. Despite strident... Full Story

Backers: Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:33 PM

A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. Full Story

California nut farmers band together to fight theft

posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:32 PM

The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days. Full Story

Market to Market (January 17, 2014)

posted on January 17, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Market to Market (January 17, 2014)
Full Program: One week after a toxic chemical spilled into a West Virginia river, thousands still are without water. Critics of genetically modified foods urge President Obama to fulfill a campaign promise made in 2007. America’s first legal sales of... Full Story

Market to Market (January 10, 2014)

posted on January 10, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Market to Market (January 10, 2014)
Full Program: Environmentalists blast the Obama Administration’s push for "Clean Coal." Students gain hands-on farming experience at a leading Land Grant University. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. Full Story

Market to Market (January 3, 2014)

posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Market to Market (January 3, 2014)
Full Program: In the wake of oil train explosions in North Dakota and Canada, the federal government issues a warning for first responders. Critics blast the Obama Administration’s commitment to clean coal. Unmanned aerial vehicles raise hopes, and... Full Story

Overview of the Farm Crisis

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Overview of the Farm Crisis
The 1980s farm crisis impacts farmers, families, and communities throughout the country. Full Story

Causes of the Farm Crisis

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Causes of the Farm Crisis
The 1980s farm crisis has a variety of causes, domestically and internationally. Full Story

The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM

The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture
Sharp declines in agricultural supplies worldwide in the 1970s result in increased profits for producers, higher land values and low interest rates, all of which set the stage for the farm crisis of the 1980s. Full Story

The Farm Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:56 PM

The Farm Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers
Four different farm families each come to farming through different means. Each will is impacted by the 1980s farm crisis. Full Story

Short-Lived Agriculture Boom Leads to the 1980s Farm Crisis

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Short-Lived Agriculture Boom Leads to the 1980s Farm Crisis
Extensive land loans, high land prices, and low interest rates combine in the 1970s to build the short-lived agricultural boom. Full Story
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