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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

Obama's Ambitious Second Term Agenda

posted on January 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Obama's Ambitious Second Term Agenda
The pomp and circumstance of a presidential inauguration brings a call for optimism in the nation’s capital. As Barack Obama embarked on his second presidential term, the challenges facing his administration -- and the nation -- are making headlines. Full Story

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People

posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People
One year into the Civil War, additional Union troops were rushed to Washington D.C. to protect the nation's capitol from rapidly advancing Confederate forces. With his back against the wall, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to unite a... Full Story

Efforts Started to Photograph, Preserve Old Barns

posted on February 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Thousands of precariously leaning, rotting barns with peeling paint and missing boards dot America's rural landscape. The aging relics hold a certain romance for many, and interest is growing in numerous states in saving... Full Story

What's Cooking in D.C.

posted on June 17, 2011 at 2:06 PM

The National Archives opens its first exhibit Friday on the history of U.S. food and the government's effect on the nation's diet. "What's Cooking Uncle Sam?" is a departure for the Archives, which more often deals with issues of presidential... Full Story

Harold Brock - Designer of the Ford 9n

posted on May 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Harold Brock - Designer of the Ford 9n
More than 75 years ago Harold Brock began building farm machinery that resulted in the production of iconic American tractors. Full Story

Farm Aid Celebrates 25th Anniversary

posted on March 31, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Farm Aid Celebrates 25th Anniversary
In 1985, Willie Nelson called on his friends in music to organize a groundbreaking concert called Farm Aid to help a struggling rural America. Full Story

The Pony Express Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

posted on December 10, 2010 at 11:12 AM

The Pony Express Celebrates its 150th Anniversary
Ride along as Market to Market retraces the steps, or hoofbeats, of the Pony Express. This year marked the 150th Anniversary of the legendary mail service. Full Story

Illinois State Museum Launches Ag History Web Site

posted on November 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Springfield, Ill (AP) - The Illinois State Museum has launched a Web site dedicated to the history of Illinois Agriculture. Full Story

Preserving Pennsylvania's Barns

posted on July 24, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Preserving Pennsylvania's Barns
The Historic Barn and Farm Foundation of Pennsylvania works to preserve its icon barns. Full Story

Mexican Workers in US During WWII Can Get Back Pay

posted on October 17, 2008 at 8:10 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ramon Ibarra remembers his backbreaking days repairing railroads in the Southwest, a contract job for which he left Mexico in 1942 as part of a guest worker program. Full Story

Yellowstone National Park Recovers from 1988 Fires

posted on August 15, 2008 at 8:08 PM

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo (AP) -- If there is a place where heaven and hell meet, it's here. Full Story

Yasgur's Farm of Woodstock Fame is on the Market for $8 Million

posted on August 10, 2007 at 8:08 PM

BETHEL, N.Y - (AP) The famous farm near the alfalfa field that drew 400,000 people to Woodstock for three days of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll is up for sale. Full Story

Little House Celebrates 75th Anniversary

posted on April 27, 2007 at 8:04 PM

A narrow wooden desk in a corner of an Ozarks farmhouse has been known to move visitors to tears. Full Story

Wild Horses: American Icons

posted on February 16, 2007 at 8:02 PM

Wild Horses: American Icons
Spanish explorers introduced the first modern horses and burros to the New World in the 16th century. Today, direct descendants of those domestic animals are roaming free in remote portions of the American West. The Bureau of Land Management is... Full Story
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