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Homegrown Innovation to Ethanol Giant - Jeff Broin

Apr 13, 2018

His family's first ethanol plant was homegrown in every sense of the word. Jeff Broin turned that knowledge into one of the largest ethanol plants in the United States. Click here to listen to the...

Trade Roundtable (April 13, 2018)

Trade Roundtable (April 13, 2018) -- Extended Discussion

Apr 13, 2018 | 21 min

This week, we have a special round table discussion on the potential effect on rural America if there is a trade war. Tom Vilsack, former Secretary of Agriculture and president of the U.S. Dairy...

Market Plus: Angie Setzer

Market Plus: Angie Setzer

Apr 13, 2018 | 15 min

Howell: This is the Friday, April 13, 2018 version of the Market Plus segment. Joining us now is Angie Setzer. Angie, welcome back. Setzer: Thanks for having me. Howell: Well we got cut off there...

Market Analysis: Angie Setzer

Market Analysis: Angie Setzer

Apr 13, 2018

Despite last week’s threat of a trade war, and this week’s shift in trade policy, the commodity markets continued to ask for proof of a problem. For the week, May wheat was flat. The nearby corn...

Market to Market (April 13, 2018)

Market to Market (April 13, 2018)

Apr 13, 2018 | 27 min

Rural America is still stuck in the middle as Trump and Xi continue to press each other on tariffs, Market analysis with Angie Setzer. This week, we have a special round table discussion on the...

U.S. Justice Department approves Bayer takeover of Monsnato

U.S. Justice Department approves Bayer takeover of Monsanto

Apr 13, 2018 | 2 min

The U.S. Justice Department gave its blessing to the merger of German chemical company Bayer AG and the U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto this week. The deal, worth almost $63 billion dollars, would...

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$11 Billion Approved For CA Water Tunnel Project

Apr 13, 2018

California's largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious and controversial plan to...

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Enforcement Plan For Buffer Strip Law Fails

Apr 13, 2018

A proposal that could have led to huge fines for Minnesota farmers who fail to plant buffer strips between fields and waterways is likely to die on Thursday after it came under bipartisan fire from...

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Solution For Greening Citrus Virus Unlikely

Apr 13, 2018

Florida's citrus industry got some dire news Tuesday from an organization that advises the federal government on science and technical matters. In a report, the National Academies of Sciences,...

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Amid Trade Fight Trump Promises To "Make It Up To Farmers"

Apr 13, 2018

President Donald Trump acknowledged Monday that farmers could be adversely affected by the escalating tariff dispute with China, but promised to make it up to them, saying they "will be better off...

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Chinese Farmers, Traders Shrug Off Trade War Risks

Apr 13, 2018

When farmer Liu Cong first started planting soybeans in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province, he lamented how low prices were, thanks largely to competition from American exports. "U.S...

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Xi vsTrump: Who Has The Advantage?

Apr 13, 2018

The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who've expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests and their own political agendas. But while...

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A Person of Science - Part 2 on GMO's with Nicole Stecklein

Apr 9, 2018

Part two of our discussion with Nicole Stecklein of Monsanto picks back up in the science debate of GMO's and doing your own research. We also get into using science to fuel other arguments like...

Market to Market (April 6, 2018)

Market to Market (April 6, 2018)

Apr 6, 2018 | 27 min

The threat of tariffs with China causes angst in rural America. The renewable fuels industry cries foul over EPA’s waiver handout. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier.

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EPA Grants RFS Waivers to Some Oil Refiners

Apr 6, 2018 | 3 min

Early this week the head of the Environmental Protection Agency announced a roll back in Obama-era mandates easing emissions standards. The 2025 levels required new vehicles to achieve 36 miles to...

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Trump Administration and China Trade Blows in Escalating Tariff Tensions

Apr 6, 2018 | 7 min

To tariff or not to tariff, that was the question this week from Bejing to Washington. --- U.S. manufacturers report slower expansion in March as they were having a tougher time getting supplies to...

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Iowa Soybean Association Talks Tariffs and Trade War Impacts on Ag

Apr 6, 2018 | 28 min

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Kirk Leeds, CEO of the Iowa Soybean Association, discussed the potential effect of Chinese trade tariffs on U.S. soybean farmers. What follows is the entire interview...

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Washington State Apple, Cherry Industries Wary of Trade War

Apr 6, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cherry and apple growers in Washington state are worried their exports to China will be hurt by a growing trade war that escalated Monday when that country raised import duties...

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EPA to Ease Back Emissions Standards

Apr 6, 2018

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama was not appropriate and set...

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USGS Records 2 Small Earthquakes in Northwest Oklahoma

Apr 6, 2018

COVINGTON, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes in northwestern Oklahoma, the largest with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7. The USGS reports the larger quake struck at...