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Farm State Debates Involve Farm Bill

posted on October 12, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Farm State Debates Involve Farm Bill
Over the past few years, U.S. agriculture has been a bright spot in dismal economic times. But that doesn’t mean the farm sector is above the fray of campaign rhetoric. Full Story

Obama Denies Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

posted on January 20, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Obama Denies Keystone XL Pipeline Permit
Keystone XL permit denied Full Story

USDA cuts programs

posted on January 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM

USDA cuts programs
USDA announced this week plans to shutter 260 facilities across the country, winning praise for cutting costs and concern over food safety. Full Story

Economist Eyes Market Slowdown Stateside and Abroad

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Economist Eyes Market Slowdown Stateside and Abroad
Creighton University economic professor is connecting the dots between the EuroZone debt and lower commodity prices during the first six months of 2012 Full Story

Romney Tops Santorum by Eight Votes In Iowa Caucuses

posted on January 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Romney Tops Santorum by Eight Votes In Iowa Caucuses
Lured by the first official votes in the presidential campaign, a steady stream of republican candidates focused their attention on the predominately rural state of Iowa. Full Story

Candidates offer vision on jobs and energy

posted on November 4, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Candidates offer vision on jobs and energy
Five of America’s top Republican presidential candidates sat down in Iowa this week to discuss their visions for revitalizing a key American business sector. Full Story

Debt Politics from Washington to Rural America

posted on August 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Debt Politics from Washington to Rural America
The debate over taxes, entitlement spending, and a congressional “super” committee spilled into the Heartland this week as top presidential candidates pressed the flesh at the Iowa State Fair. Full Story

Senators Unveil Ethanol Compromise

posted on July 8, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Senators Unveil Ethanol Compromise
A small group of rural and urban lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal in the Senate this week regarding ethanol's future. Full Story

Market to Market (June 03, 2011)

posted on June 3, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Market to Market (June 03, 2011)
Full Program: Mother Nature continues her season of discontent with record flooding on the Missouri River. Budget hawks target farm programs in hopes of stemming the rising tide of government red ink. And a Midwestern cattle producer deploys innovative... Full Story

Market to Market (May 27, 2011)

posted on May 27, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Market to Market (May 27, 2011)
Full Program: A presidential candidate launches his campaign -- and blasts subsidies for renewable fuels. In a slightly faster race, increased blends of ethanol power NASCAR drivers to the winner's circle. And USDA predicts an improving global economy will fuel... Full Story

Presidential hopeful wants to cut renewable fuels subsidies

posted on May 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Presidential hopeful wants to cut renewable fuels subsidies
Pawlenty called for the demise of a litany of federal subsidies -- including those supporting production of renewable fuels. Acknowledging the political liability of that position in Iowa -- which leads the nation in both corn and ethanol... Full Story

Market to Market (March 4, 2011)

posted on March 4, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Market to Market (March 4, 2011)
Full Program: Producers of "the other white meat" unveil their "other new slogan..." Global food prices are on the rise, but rather than blame farmers, the U.N. says it's all about the oil. A new study reveals farmers are receiving more for their goods, but... Full Story

Market to Market (February 25, 2011)

posted on February 25, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Market to Market (February 25, 2011)
Full Program: Lawmakers from Washington to Wisconsin beat the budget drums for spending cuts. Strong agricultural trade figures boost exports. And political unrest in the Middle East creates a roller-coaster week for global energy markets. Market analysis... Full Story

Obama Calls for "Sputnik" Moment in Alternative Energy

posted on January 28, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Obama Calls for "Sputnik" Moment in Alternative Energy
Government reports this week revealed the U.S economy grew in the 4th quarter of 2010 at its fastest pace in five years, but not fast enough to make a serious dent in the nation's stubborn unemployment rate. Full Story

Market to Market (January 14, 2011)

posted on January 14, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Market to Market (January 14, 2011)
Full Program: Reduced production, tighter supplies and strong demand push grain and oilseed prices sharply higher. The Agriculture Department unveils a sweeping nutritional overhaul of America's school lunch program. And we'll meet the man behind the design... Full Story
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