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Market to Market (November 2, 2012)

posted on November 2, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Market to Market (November 2, 2012)
Full Program: A lethal storm disrupts lives, livelihoods – and markets -- in the east. While it may not be the top priority for most voters, immigration remains a key political issue. And hours before the election, traders get some “skin in the game” by... Full Story

Market to Market (August 31, 2012)

posted on August 31, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Market to Market (August 31, 2012)
Full Program: Hurricane Isaac hits New Orleans seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina. Promising to get America back on track, Mitt Romney accepts the GOP nomination. A trio of brothers teaches millions about agriculture by showing “how they grow it” in... Full Story

USDA to pay more money for disaster recovery

posted on January 20, 2012 at 3:32 PM

USDA to pay more money for disaster recovery
The Agriculture Department announced this week $300 million in disaster relief funds will be spread across 33 states impacted by tornadoes, floods and tropical storms. USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency will... Full Story

2011: The Year of Natural Disasters

posted on December 9, 2011 at 3:52 PM

2011: The Year of Natural Disasters
Mother Nature smashed the record for U.S. weather disasters this year, as losses in a dozen calamities exceeded the $1 billion mark. Full Story

Fires burn wild across Texas as NE U.S. floods

posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Fires burn wild across Texas as NE U.S. floods
Wildfires raged through tinder dry Texas this week, blackening more than 30,000 acres in the process. The biggest area of destruction was an area east of Austin in Bastrop County, where roughly 45 square miles have burned. The fires, fed by stiff... Full Story

Deadline Nears For $44.5M in Agriculture Grants

posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM

BATON ROUGE, La (AP)- Farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals have until Aug. Full Story

Louisiana Rice Fields Salted by 2008 Hurricanes

posted on April 10, 2009 at 8:04 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A new report estimates that southwestern Louisiana farmers will not be able to plant thousands of acres of rice this year because of high salt levels in fields after last summer's hurricanes. Full Story

Texas Ranchers, Farmers Struggling After Ike

posted on December 26, 2008 at 8:12 PM

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) -- Her boots, jeans and sweat shirt splattered with mud, Janet Lagow Lewis stretched barbed wire across metal posts, rebuilding a portion of her 38 miles of fencing that Hurricane Ike washed away. Full Story

Ike's Remnants Batter Crops

posted on September 19, 2008 at 8:09 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) -- From Texas rice farms to Midwest cornfields, some farmers in the path of Hurricane Ike's remnants saw profits sink as strong winds battered crops. Full Story

Louisiana Faces Drought Despite Last Year's Hurricanes

posted on July 14, 2006 at 8:07 PM

Despite last year's hurricanes, southern Louisiana is now facing drought. Full Story

Aid to Farmers Who Suffered Hurricane Damage

posted on January 27, 2006 at 8:01 PM

Farms and rural communities ravaged by last year's hurricane season will get $2.8 (B) billion in aid. Full Story

Hurricanes Decimate Florida Tomatoes, Citrus

posted on January 13, 2006 at 8:01 PM

The effects of the 2005 hurricane season are readily apparent in the Florida tomato and citrus crops of 2006. Full Story

Post-hurricane Repair Continues at the Gulf Ports

posted on December 30, 2005 at 8:12 PM

Post-hurricane Repair Continues at the Gulf Ports
Barge traffic on northern portions of the Mississippi River has halted for the winter months, but post hurricane repair work further south at the gulf ports continues -- with a goal to get back to 70% of pre-Katrina shipping capacity by March or... Full Story

Congress May Consider Post-hurricane Aid to Farmers

posted on November 18, 2005 at 8:11 PM

Congress May Consider Post-hurricane Aid to Farmers
A measure was introduced in both the House and Senate that would provide more than $2 (B) billion dollars in aid to farmers in Gulf States hit by this autumn's hurricanes. Full Story

Migrant Farmworkers Idled By Hurricane Wilma

posted on November 11, 2005 at 8:11 PM

Migrant farmworkers in Florida who can't afford to miss even a week's pay may face unemployment for up to four months because of Hurricane Wilma, advocates say. Full Story
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