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Market to Market (May 15, 2015)

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Market to Market (May 15, 2015)
Full Program: Another series of deadly tornadoes devastate portions of the Grain Belt. Showers dampen planting prospects in Iowa, and raise concerns over nutrient runoff. We’ll examine how small towns deep in the heart of oil country are “weathering” a... Full Story

Market to Market (May 8, 2015)

posted on May 8, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Market to Market (May 8, 2015)
Full Program: Nearly two dozen tornadoes rip through the Great Plains, but farmers still make progress in an annual rite of spring. Hours after authorities unveil new safety guidelines, another rail disaster fueled by Bakken Crude lights up the North Dakota... Full Story

Market to Market (May 1, 2015)

posted on May 1, 2015 at 7:04 PM

Market to Market (May 1, 2015)
Full Program: As one state makes progress on the fight against Avian Flu, the nation's top-egg producing state endures additional outbreak. Rail shipments of U.S. crude oil soar and scrutiny increases on tracks carrying the world's most heavily traded... Full Story

U.S. Gov. Declares State of Emergency in Response to Bird Flu

posted on May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM

A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak. Full Story

Market to Market (April 24, 2015)

posted on April 24, 2015 at 6:38 PM

Market to Market (April 24, 2015)
Full Program: Millions of chickens are euthanized due to an outbreak of Avian Flu in Iowa. Five years after the worst oil spill in U.S. history, debate lingers on its environmental impact. A thawing of relations with a former Cold War adversary sparks new... Full Story

Bird flu cuts into egg, poultry exports in Iowa, Midwest

posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Some international trade partners are declining to buy egg and poultry products from states affected by a deadly strain of bird flu while others are excluding imports only from counties where the virus has surfaced. Full Story

Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM

California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering,... Full Story

U.S. announces plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:36 PM

Federal agricultural officials announced Thursday voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming — and don't require congressional approval. Full Story

Market to Market (April 17, 2015)

posted on April 17, 2015 at 6:46 PM

Market to Market (April 17, 2015)
Full Program: The U.S. economy improves, but the slowdown continues in "The Heartland." Lawmakers eye significant cuts to the program formerly known as food stamps. Oklahoma growers cultivate airborne plants to deliver the goods year- round. Market analysis with... Full Story

Consumers buying more organic products despite high prices

posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:27 PM

The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says. Full Story

Market to Market (April 10, 2015)

posted on April 10, 2015 at 5:46 PM

Market to Market (April 10, 2015)
Full Program: The Obama administration ramps up its efforts to fight climate change. The Energy Department predicts prices at the pump will fall this summer to the lowest level in years. We’ll catch-up with a trio of Kansas brothers whose agricultural video... Full Story

Market to Market (April 3, 2015)

posted on April 2, 2015 at 6:55 PM

Market to Market (April 3, 2015)
Full Program: The Agriculture Department’s Quarterly Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports fuel rallies and selloffs in the commodity markets. 25 years after one farmer built a ballpark in the middle of a cornfield, people still come to the “Field of Dreams.”... Full Story

Market to Market (March 27, 2015)

posted on March 27, 2015 at 7:29 PM

Market to Market (March 27, 2015)
Full Program: Advanced drilling techniques fuel a boom in domestic crude production supporting thousands of jobs. But in Oklahoma, environmentalists say fracking also is responsible for a sharp increase in earthquakes. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson... Full Story

Bill would create organic-type labels for non-modified foods

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:28 PM

Inspired by the popular "USDA organic" label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

USDA proposes definition of farming, limiting some subsidies

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:23 PM

The government is revising its definition of what it means to farm, meaning some people who receive farm subsidies but don't do any of the work would receive less government cash. Full Story
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