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Market to Market (May 24, 2019)

Market to Market (May 24, 2019)

May 24, 2019 | 27 min

Coming up on Market to Market -- Farmers get more aid, as the trade war drags on. Tornadoes rip across the Midwest as the water creeps higher. The nation's attic lets “year of the tractor” roll on...

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Tornadoes Rip Middle America, Rain Further Delays Planting

May 24, 2019 | 2 min

Congress failed to pass a $19 billion disaster relief package by one vote. Texas Republican Chip Roy was a ‘nay’ because the bill didn’t included money for a border wall. Another round of wild...

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Another Round of Tariff Relief

May 24, 2019 | 3 min

Stalled trade talks between the United States and China signaled a deal may be farther away than rural America had hoped. The impasse triggered a second round of Market Facilitation Payments. Farmers...

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The Smithsonian Celebrates the Year of the Tractor

May 24, 2019 | 5 min

The transition from horses to tractors had farmers trading leather reigns for steering wheels. The Smithsonian has acknowledged the switch by America’s farmers from hay powered beasts of burden to...

Market Plus; Sue Martin

Market Plus; Sue Martin

May 24, 2019 | 11 min

Howell: This is the Friday, May 24, 2019 version of the Market Plus segment. Joining us again is Sue Martin. Sue, welcome back. Martin: Thank you, Delaney. Howell: So we've got some great social...

Market Analysis: Sue Martin

Market Analysis: Sue Martin

May 24, 2019

The weather leads the trade war for dominance in the commodity markets. For the week, July wheat gained a quarter while the nearby corn contract rocketed 21 cents higher. The soy complex fought a see...

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Economic Outlook: May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

Record low unemployment, lower mortgage rates and a solid job market wasn’t enough to inspire more home buyers to take the plunge. New home sales sank 6.9 percent in April. Despite the decline, sales...

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Another County Wants Moratorium on Livestock Feeding Farms

May 24, 2019

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors added its voice to those calling for a moratorium on new livestock feeding operations. The board voted unanimously Tuesday for a...

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"Tortilla Movement" Seeks to Restore Mexico's Iconic Food

May 24, 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico City's 9 million residents sleep in the pre-dawn darkness, busy hands are already preparing the day's corn tortillas in the small kitchen of Molino El Pujol, a tortilla...

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Judge Approves $105 Million Fund for California Wildfire Survivors

May 24, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's equipment...

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Nebraska Law Could Bring More Wind Turbine Lawsuits

May 24, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups that want to install wind-energy transmission lines on private property could face new obstacles from Nebraska landowners under a newly signed state law. Gov. Pete...

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Arkansas Supreme Court Dismisses Case Over 2018 Dicamba Ban

May 24, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has dismissed the state's appeal of a judge's decision to block the enforcement of a 2018 herbicide ban, saying the case is moot now that new...

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Interior Boss: No Monument Changes Planned, But Up to Trump

May 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Wednesday he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments that were recommended by his predecessor, but that it's...

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U.S. Withdraws Train Crew Proposal that Came After Explosions

May 24, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President...

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Growing An Idea - Peter Tubbs #252

May 21, 2019

When one generation is ready to retire from a business, finding someone to sell to isn't always easy. Put that operation far from the city and it may a tough sell. Enter the University of Kansas and...

Market to Market (May 17, 2019)

Market to Market (May 17, 2019)

May 17, 2019 | 27 min

Coming up on Market to Market -- More rain drags down planting progress. Counterpunches in trade talks prompt calls for action. Passing the torch to keep rural America in business. And market...

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Rain Continues to Dampen Planting Progress

May 17, 2019 | 1 min

Usually the saying is “if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes and it will change.” Except this year, it hasn’t. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the continental United...

Market Plus: Darin Newsom (May 17, 2019)

Market Plus: Darin Newsom (May 17, 2019)

May 17, 2019 | 12 min

Howell: This is the Friday, May 17, 2019 version of the Market Plus segment. Joining us now is a very tired Darin Newsom. Darin, you've been on the plane for quite some time. Newsom: Yes, we both...

Market Analysis: Darin Newsom (May 17, 2019)

Market Analysis: Darin Newsom (May 17, 2019)

May 17, 2019

Traders apparently noticed that four major corn producing states report single digits of corn planting progress. For the week, July wheat gained 40 cents while the nearby corn contract jumped 32...

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Economic Outlook: May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

The phrase “it’s the economy, stupid,” entered our lexicon during the 1992 campaign for the White House. If a president’s success is tied to the economy, the current administration got mixed returns...

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