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New Rule Changes for WOTUS

Apr 19, 2019 | 3 min

Several thousand Corn Belt acres remain under water from spring flooding. This week, several senators journeyed to the heart of the damage and delivered sharp criticism to the federal agency that...

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Economic Outlook: April 19, 2019

Apr 19, 2019

The storm clouds cleared and sunnier weather emerged this week in America’s weather pattern and China’s economy. -- The world’s second-largest economy grew in the first quarter of 2019, reversing a...


African Swine Fever Threat Cancels Pork Expo

Apr 12, 2019 | 2 min

U.S. hog farmers are among those who have watched as import duties cut into their top export markets. They would like to sell more to China, an area hard hit by African swine fever. Currently, A-S-F...

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Economic Outlook: April 12, 2019

Apr 12, 2019

The wish for a one-armed economist has re-surfaced. -- On one hand, the 2017 Census of Agriculture revealed a 3 percent drop in the number of farms since 2012. On the other hand, the same number of...

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Another Bomb Cyclone Strikes Corn Belt - Delaying Planting

Apr 12, 2019 | 2 min

Vice President Mike Pence visited Iowa to observe flood damage downstream of the latest spring storms. Disaster aid packages are being put together even as the weather refuses to acknowledge that the...

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Aerial Applicators Soar Over Iowa's Croplands

Apr 19, 2019 | 6 min

Each summer aerial dare devils fly the skies dusting crops from dawn to dusk. Some of those pilots have added more flights to provide a new way to assist in feeding the world - even as drone...

Universities Draw Underrepresented Ag Students

Universities Draw Underrepresented Ag Students

Apr 12, 2019 | 7 min

Viewers of this program know that there are more careers in agriculture than just production. Occasionally, the number of openings exceeds the number of applicants. Colleges and universities are...

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Economic Outlook: April 5, 2019

Apr 5, 2019

Some financial experts predict the global economy will slow in the coming months. Apparently, no one told the economy. -- According to the Labor Department 196,000 jobs were created last month – a...

Remembering Walt Hackney

Remembering Walt Hackney

Apr 5, 2019 | 6 min

We note with great sadness at the passing earlier this week of longtime Market to Market analyst Walt Hackney. Walt started on the show in 1983 and was a fixture of the program for more than 35 years...

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Urgency Meets Open Trade Fronts In Mexico And China

Apr 5, 2019 | 3 min

The U.S. fought trade battles on multiple fronts this week. The contentious issues of intellectual property theft and tariffs on everything from steel to ginseng remain at the forefront. Paul Yeager...

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Midwest Governors Ask Corps To Change Priorities

Apr 5, 2019 | 2 min

Communities hard hit by flooding are still sorting through what’s left. Damage estimates have climbed over $2 billion dollars in Iowa alone. Not willing to sit back and wait, government officials are...

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A Dwindling Population Greets One Returning Family in Burrton, Kansas

Mar 22, 2019 | 7 min

Giving up the city life to go back home to the farm sounds like a pitch to a movie. For one Midwestern family, it is a reality. Our series continues with a now-Kansas family adjusting to life back...

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Economic Outlook: March 22, 2019

Mar 22, 2019

If all we need is a little patience, the Federal Reserve is leading by example. This week, the Fed left its key interest rate unchanged and projected the same “hold steady” sentiment for the rest of...

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Great Plains Battle Floods, Plan Cleanup

Mar 22, 2019 | 3 min

Residents in many Midwestern states this week worried how quickly the water would recede. Flood records were set in six states across 40 locations. Even after this wave dissipates, conditions remain...

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Storm Slams 25 States

Mar 15, 2019 | 1 min

The March weather lion blew over trucks in Texas, shuttered Midwest interstates and jammed up rivers across 25 states – or as we called it this week...Wednesday. The massive low pressure system...


Economic Outlook: March 15, 2019

Mar 15, 2019

The E-P-A moved forward this week with a formal proposal to sell E-15 year-round. The combo of increased demand and lower fuel stocks has driven prices higher by a nickel in the last few days to $2...

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Joni's Journey Grows New Roots Returning to the Family Farm

Mar 15, 2019 | 6 min

One Iowa family got a home that was new to them as they switched residences in 2018. They made the move from concrete streets to dirt roads in an effort to help make a transition with the family farm...

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President Trump's Budget Proposal Receives a Tepid Response from Congress

Mar 15, 2019 | 2 min

A loud noise came from Capitol Hill this week when the president’s budget landed for lawmakers to dissect. Government agencies are tasked with finding cuts as they look for ways to make do with less...

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Economic Outlook: March 8, 2019

Mar 8, 2019

More people are going back to work, but the options were fewer in the month of February. -- According to the Labor Department the unemployment rate ticked down 2 tenths to 3.8 percent last month. The...

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Trade Discussions Still In Limbo

Mar 8, 2019 | 4 min

The slow pace of trade negotiations between the United States and China continued this week. While both sides have hinted an agreement is close, analysts are beginning to measure the damage the trade...

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