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Wasting water now a fineable offense in California

posted on July 18, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Wasting water now a fineable offense in California
Responding to the worst drought in four decades in California, state leaders passed dramatic legislation this week aimed at conserving the remaining supply of water. Full Story

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture

posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture
Add 2014 to the list of years with major flooding along the Mississippi River. The July 4th holiday weekend was washed out along the Davenport, Iowa riverfront. 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

Month of rain ends, mess remains in Corn Belt

posted on July 3, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Month of rain ends, mess remains in Corn Belt
Mother Nature’s month of rain ended this week, but not before leaving her mark across the Upper Midwest. Full Story

Oil train dangers extend past Bakken

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said. Full Story

Market to Market (June 20, 2014)

posted on June 20, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (June 20, 2014)
Full Program: Mother Nature batters the Midwest with torrential rains and a string of lethal tornadoes. Further south, wheat producers contend with arid conditions reminiscent of the Dust Bowl. We examine controversial laws that some believe restrict free... Full Story

Market to Market (May 2, 2014)

posted on May 2, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Market to Market (May 2, 2014)
Full Program: A key barometer of the rural economy soars to its highest level in three years. Economists say increased U.S. oil and natural gas exports would help the economy. Lethal tornadoes batter the south, while persistent rains delay planting in the Corn... Full Story

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities

posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities
Strong storms dumped more than a foot of rain in central Texas Thursday, killing two people. Up to 14 inches of rain fell in the Austin area prompting authorities to rescue hundreds. Full Story

Market to Market (November 1, 2013)

posted on November 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Market to Market (November 1, 2013)
Full Program: Strong storms dump more than a foot of rain in central Texas. A bipartisan conference committee gets down to business on the Farm Bill. And studies link the use of agrochemicals to serious health issues in Argentina. Market analysis with Mark Gold. Full Story

Market to Market (July 26, 2013)

posted on July 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Market to Market (July 26, 2013)
Full Program: Secretary Vilsack explains why an extension of current farm policy is a giant step backwards. Timely rains bring moisture to portions of the Corn Belt, but the outlook is anything but certain. Aging farmers ponder the transition to the next... 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

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

Weather Continues To Pound Grain Belt

posted on May 31, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Weather Continues To Pound Grain Belt
Inclement weather systems continue to pound parts of the Midwest and Southern Plains Full Story

Market to Market (May 3, 2013)

posted on May 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Market to Market (May 3, 2013)
Full Program: Winter reprises its role in the Grain Belt as record snowfall delays planting even further. The Food and Drug Administration gets the jitters over added caffeine in food and beverages. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange tries to level the playing... 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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