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Former Presidents win World Food Prize

posted on October 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Former Presidents win World Food Prize
According to the United Nations World Food Programme, there are 925 million undernourished people in the world today. Hunger and malnutrition pose the single-greatest risk to global health — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Full Story

Bunge Refuses Syngenta Agrisure Viptera

posted on August 26, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Bunge Refuses Syngenta Agrisure Viptera
For the first time in nearly a decade, a major grain processor refuses to take a GE grain. Industry leader Bunge has told its customers it will not take Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera until it is approved for export in China. Full Story

President Obama Rolls Through the Heartland

posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:54 PM

President Obama Rolls Through the Heartland
Barnstorming the Midwest much like an election-year campaign cycle, President Barack Obama doubled-down hard on the themes of job creation and the resilience of rural America. Full Story

Debt Ceiling Deal Weighs on Rural America

posted on August 5, 2011 at 3:31 PM

President Obama and congressional leaders reached a last-minute deal this week to raise the debt ceiling and slash federal spending. Full Story

Market to Market (July 15, 2011)

posted on July 15, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Market to Market (July 15, 2011)
Full Program: From record drought - to epic flooding - to damaging windstorms -- rural America is battered by Mother Nature. President Obama urges Congress to approve several trade deals with serious implications for farmers and ranchers. And the Agriculture... Full Story

Market to Market (July 1, 2011)

posted on July 1, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Market to Market (July 1, 2011)
Full Program: President Obama touts his plans to create jobs and rejuvenate the economy. The Agriculture Department estimates farmers planted a near-record amount of corn. Predictions of expanded corn acreage push coarse grain prices limit down. Market... Full Story

Obama Promotes Jobs During Midwestern Tour

posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Obama Promotes Jobs During Midwestern Tour
With the national unemployment rate languishing at 9.1 percent, President Obama brought his message of hope through American ingenuity and innovation to the Midwest this week. Full Story

Former Ghana and Brazil Presidents Awarded Food Prize

posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:06 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former presidents of Ghana and Brazil will receive the World Food Prize for their successful efforts to reduce by half the number of people in their countries who suffer from hunger and poverty, the prize's foundation... Full Story

White House advances US-Colombia trade agreement

posted on May 6, 2011 at 11:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Wednesday that it was ready to start talks with Congress on a free trade deal with Colombia, setting the stage for lawmakers to move ahead on similar agreements with South Korea and Panama, as Republicans had... Full Story

Obama Unveils Whitehouse Budget Counter-Punch

posted on April 15, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Obama Unveils Whitehouse Budget Counter-Punch
It's April 15th -- do you know where your taxes are? Full Story

Obama Seeks to Jump Start Energy Reform

posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Obama Seeks to Jump Start Energy Reform
A sizable drop in the U.S unemployment rate sparked a significant rally in the stock market Friday. Full Story

Market to Market (January 28, 2011)

posted on January 28, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (January 28, 2011)
Full Program: President Obama calls for this generation of Americans to embrace its "Sputnik Moment." Presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich calls for abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency. Despite record quarterly profits, McDonalds blames a hike in menu... 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 21, 2011)

posted on January 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (January 21, 2011)
Full Program: We examine how leaders of the world’s two largest economies are finding common ground on matters of trade; discuss questions facing the Secretary of Agriculture on rules relating to genetically engineered crops; and we’ll meet a third generation... Full Story

Chinese President Explores Trade During U.S. Visit

posted on January 21, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Chinese President Explores Trade During U.S. Visit
Sales of previously occupied homes fell in 2010 to their lowest level in 13 years. Full Story
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