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Fair Dispatches: Beef Is On the Menu With Chris Freland

Aug 14, 2018

The Iowa State Fair is the quintessential gathering of agriculture, food and entertainment. We will take the next several episodes to talk with various commodity groups that have a presence on the...

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Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

Aug 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto's Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for...

Trade

Trade War Heats Up Between U.S. and China

Aug 10, 2018 | 2 min

Trade negotiators spent another week working with NAFTA partner Mexico. All parties are hoping to achieve an agreement before President Nieto steps-down in December. Discussions with Canada remain on...

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Dairy finds profits through unique partnership

Aug 10, 2018 | 7 min

Dairy producers are fighting a battle for survival. Overproduction and export declines are piling up on top of rising production costs that outpace revenues. There are federal programs to help make...

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Organic dairy farmers vow to adjust in changing market

Aug 10, 2018

Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line...

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Migrant workers kept in deplorable conditions in Missouri

Aug 10, 2018

A Florida company kept more than 100 temporary farmworkers in "inhumane" and "unsanitary" working conditions while not paying them what they were due as they harvested watermelons in southeast...

Market Plus: Tomm Pfitzenmaier

Market Plus: Tomm Pfitzenmaier

Aug 10, 2018 | 9 min

Tomm Pfitzenmaier discusses the commodity markets in a special web-only feature.

Market Analysis: Tomm Pfitzenmaier

Market Analysis: Tomm Pfitzenmaier

Aug 10, 2018

Market analyst Tomm Pfitzenmaier discusses the commodity markets with host Delaney Howell.

Market to Market (August 10, 2018)

Market to Market (August 10, 2018)

Aug 10, 2018 | 27 min

China throws a counterpunch in the latest scuffle over tariffs. A Midwest producer’s partnership with an East coast dairy giant. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier.

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Farmers discuss tariffs at annual Farmfest in Minnesota

Aug 9, 2018

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Discussions about tariffs and the financial impact on farmers are a primary focus for many people attending the annual Farmfest trade show in southwest Minnesota. The...

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Hog nuisance trials get new judge after 3 industry losses

Aug 9, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal judge who's managing a series of North Carolina lawsuits accusing the world's largest pork company of creating nuisances for rural neighbors is being temporarily...

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Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

Aug 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence...

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Beasts unburden: Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress

Aug 9, 2018

ULSTER PARK, N.Y. (AP) — In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who...

The MtoM Podcast set

Blue Ribbon Coverage Preparation - Deb Herbold & Sarah Pratt

Aug 7, 2018

The Iowa State Fair is more than just pork chops on a stick, the Big Slide and the Butter Cow. However, the crew at Iowa Public Television does bring you those stories and a whole lot more over six...

Market to Market (August 3, 2018)

Market to Market (August 3, 2018)

Aug 3, 2018 | 27 min

Leadership picks teams to beat a Farm Bill deadline, firefighters battle back against out of control fires in the west, and commercializing the next generation of cover crops. Market analysis with Elaine Kub.

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August 3, 2018 Economic Outlook

Aug 3, 2018

The nation’s annual deficit is approaching 5 percent of GDP – nearly a TRILLION dollars annually - as tax cuts come into play and the economy surges. The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent...

Market Analysis with Elaine Kub

Market Analysis: Elaine Kub

Aug 3, 2018

European drought, strength in the wheat market, and rumors of back room dialog helped move the grain markets higher. For the week, September wheat rose 26 cents, while the nearby corn contract...

Elaine Kub on Market Plus

Market Plus: Elaine Kub

Aug 3, 2018 | 10 min

Howell: This is the Friday, August 3, 2018 version of the Market Plus segment. Joining us now is Elaine Kub. Elaine, welcome back. Kub: Good to be here. Howell: Elaine, we didn't get to cotton during...

Drought

Wildfires Continue to Scorch the Northwest

Aug 3, 2018 | 1 min

Forest fires in the West are a common occurrence but the intensity and frequency have been on the rise in recent years. California Governor Jerry Brown, has called the increase “uncharted territory...

Cotton Picker

Farm Bill Down To Debate Over Differences

Aug 3, 2018 | 2 min

President Trump has threatened an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods. China has prepared a $60 billion counterstrike that’s expected to increase the squeeze on U.S. agriculture. As...