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Market to Market (May 29, 2015)

posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Market to Market (May 29, 2015)
Full Program: The EPA officially defines what are -- and are not -- "Waters of the U.S.." Torrential rains in Texas lead to catastrophic flooding in America’s 4th largest city. We ride along with a group of storm chasers documenting one of nature’s most ominous... Full Story

President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On

posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:28 PM

President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On
The president used his commencement speech this week to the Coast Guard Academy to say warming temperatures and rising tides pose a serious threat to global security. Meanwhile, Mother Nature didn't wait for discussion and kept bringing the rain... Full Story

Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:43 PM

Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically
Dozens of tornadoes rolled through the Great Plains this week wreaking havoc from Nebraska to North Texas. Oklahoma took the brunt of the weather system that brought heavy rains in its wake. Full Story

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues

posted on March 20, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues
Warmer temperatures returned to the Midwest this week. But in Ohio, heavy rains and rapid melting of snow led to severe flooding. Full Story

Extreme Weather, Natural Events Threaten Ag Products, Property from South Pacific to Southwest

posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Extreme Weather, Natural Events Threaten Ag Products, Property from South Pacific to Southwest
In Hawaii, lava from one of the world’s most active volcanoes continued its slow but steady creep, nearing rural homes on the Big Island. While Kilauea, has erupted continuously since 1983, scientists warn if the current trail of magma... Full Story

Market to Market (July 4, 2014)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Market to Market (July 4, 2014)
Full Program: Storms slash across the Midwest leaving high water and damaged crops in their wake. Livestock prices continue to flirt with all-time highs while grain markets take it on the chin. One entrepreneur combines land and lake in an attempt to “catch” a... Full Story

Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota

posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota
Mother Nature took aim with both barrels this week, riddling several states with destructive weather. Full Story

Landowners File Lawsuit Over Missouri River Floods

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The lawsuit filed by more than 200 landowners said the Corps has deemphasized flood control while deciding how to manage Missouri River reservoirs as part of an effort to restore habitat for endangered species. Full Story

Market to Market (September 20, 2013)

posted on September 20, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Market to Market (September 20, 2013)
Full Program: The impact and the aftermath of flooding in the West. Political wrangling continues over the budget, SNAP and the Farm Bill. One entrepreneur combines land and lake in an attempt to “catch” a profit with aquaculture. Market analysis with Don Roose. Full Story

Experts Say Iowa Should Act To Stymie Flooding

posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Experts say Iowa could do more to avoid flooding by limiting how much rain runs into the state's rivers and streams. Stemming that runoff would include moves to tackle climate change and expand grasslands and... Full Story

Market to Market (June 7, 2013)

posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Market to Market (June 7, 2013)
Full Program: Rains dampen the Corn Belt yet again, pushing the Mississippi River to flood stage. Senate lawmakers move one step closer to a final vote on the Farm Bill. Persistent drought in Colorado results in smaller herds for ranchers. Market analysis... Full Story

Flooding Woes Continue to Delay Crops

posted on June 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Flooding Woes Continue to Delay Crops
Heavy rains in the Corn Belt are starting to cause major problems downstream. Areas still recovering from earlier spring flooding are back in the trenches again, hoping for drier conditions. Full Story

Market to Market (May 31, 2013)

posted on May 31, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Market to Market (May 31, 2013)
Full Program: Torrential rains soak the Midwest, pushing rivers and streams well beyond their banks. New crop futures prices rally as some farmers wonder if they’ll ever finish spring planting. And horticultural history buffs work to preserve America’s... Full Story

May Snow Cools Corn Belt's Progress

posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM

May Snow Cools Corn Belt's Progress
This week started with some delayed warm and dry conditions. The weather pattern allowed for corn planting to finally occur. But growers are still well behind the average pace as only 5 percent of the corn crop was in the ground according to USDA’s... Full Story

Market to Market (April 26, 2013)

posted on April 26, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Market to Market (April 26, 2013)
Full Program: The governor of a leading farm state negotiates agricultural trade with China. Heavy rains bring much-needed moisture to the Grain Belt and push rivers to flood stage. And with spring planting on hold, an expert suggests changes to nitrogen... Full Story
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