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Video: Market to Market

Market to Market

MARKET TO MARKET will continue the tradition that's made it one of the longest-running series on public television and the longest-running agricultural program anywhere - solid reporting about the issues that challenge agriculture and expert analysis of major commodity markets that fuel the economic engine of rural America. Despite the fact that agriculture and rural enterprises represent important sectors in nearly every state's economy, rural America's stories are given scant attention by the nation's traditional media. That's why MARKET TO MARKET'S broad range of reporting - from global trade conflicts to environmental controversies to new technologies to emerging rural economic initiatives -- is so important. As important are the series' experienced market analysts who provide thoughtful insight about price trends and offer strategies to help producers and processors cope with changing times. Mike Pearson returns as host and is nationally recognized for his agribusiness acumen and rural expertise.


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  • Market to Market (February 24, 2012) (#3726)

    Full Program: Crude oil prices approach a 52-week high, giving motorists a major pain at the pump. Current and former USDA Secretaries discuss the future of American Agriculture. In the wake of... 28:03

  • Market to Market (February 17, 2012) (#3725)

    Full Program: President Obama proposes a record $3.8 trillion annual budget. USDA enjoys a modest increase in its funds, but some subsidies appear to be doomed. And the next leader of China travels to the... 28:03

  • Market to Market (February 10, 2012) (#3724)

    Full Program: The Obama Administration says agriculture will play a key role in an economy that's built to last. Latest estimates on domestic agricultural supply and demand prompt little reaction in the markets.... 27:47

  • Market to Market (February 3, 2012) (#3723)

    Full Program: The Department of Labor is called to task over who can work on the family farm. U.S. cattlemen ride herd over the smallest numbers in six decades. And climatologists cast a weather eye on the...

  • Market to Market (January 27, 2012) (#3722)

    Full Program: President Obama calls for more energy, manufactured goods, and jobs to be "made in America…". Those seeking the presidency sail briefly into the choppy waters of agricultural subsidies. The... 27:45

  • Market to Market (January 20, 2012) (#3721)

    Full Program: Two Midwestern economists offer their outlook for rural America. President Obama says "no" to the Keystone XL Pipeline -- at least for now. A New England farm brings the taste of the country to the... 27:45

  • Market to Market (January 13, 2012) (#3720)

    Full Program: Government analysts increase estimates on global corn supplies and grain prices plunge. The Agriculture Department announces plans to close hundreds of offices across the nation. Innovative... 27:47

  • Market to Market (January 6, 2012) (#3719)

    Full Program: Wall Street begins 2012 with a rally, but a key study reveals a slowing economy on Main Street. The frontrunner wins the caucus, while the rural vote bolsters an underdog's bid for the White House.... 27:45

  • Market to Market (December 30, 2011) (#3718)

    Full Program: USDA analysis suggests ethanol production may NOT cause indirect land use changes. And from cotton to cornfields, prices soared in 2011. Market to Market looks back at the year that was and... 27:44

  • Market to Market (December 23, 2011) (#3717)

    Full Program: Amidst the worst drought in history, Texas ranchers cull their herds. The EPA unveils rigorous new standards on emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. New data suggest the Army Corps of...

  • Market to Market (December 16, 2011) (#3716)

    Full Program: Farmland values in the heart of the Corn Belt soar to all-time highs... The Senate Agriculture Committee tries to find billions of dollars missing from MF Global. In the wake of record flooding,... 28:40

  • Market to Market (December 9, 2011) (#3715)

    Full Program: One lawmaker comes up with a novel approach for the next Farm Bill. Record weather disasters stretch federal, state and local budgets to their limits. The EPA says a popular -- and controversial --... 28:00

  • Market to Market (December 2, 2011) (#3714)

    Full Program: Prospects for a rural recovery improve on estimates of record net farm income. After soaring to unprecedented levels last year, agricultural exports are predicted to decline. It's the end of an...

  • Market to Market (November 25, 2011) (#3713)

    Full Program: Bipartisan efforts to cut the federal deficit collapse, leaving farm programs in limbo. The World Trade Organization rejects America's Country of Origin Labeling Program. We explain why... 27:45

  • Market to Market (November 18, 2011) (#3712)

    Full Program: Powered by robust demand, farmland values increase by the largest amount in decades. A lack of clearly defined rules for members of Congress on insider trading prompts calls for reform. Thousands of... 27:46

  • Market to Market (November 11, 2011) (#3711)

    Full Program: Amidst already-tight supplies, the Agriculture Department cuts U.S. crop production estimates. While some lawmakers eye cuts to federal farm programs, others ponder new supports for agriculture.... 27:45

  • Market to Market (November 4, 2011) (#3710)

    Full Program: Presidential candidates outline their vision for key sectors of the rural economy. North Dakota residents struggle to recover from record flooding in Minot. Those stories and market analysis with...

  • Market to Market (October 28, 2011) (#3709)

    Full Program: Tight supplies and strong demand support grain and oilseed prices amidst a bountiful harvest. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack offers his outlook for rural America in the months ahead. Those... 27:47

  • Market to Market (October 21, 2011) (#3708)

    Full Program: The Environmental Protection Agency issues its final decision on agricultural dust. The Corps of Engineers says damages along the Missouri River increase risks of flooding next year. A Midwestern... 27:46

  • Market to Market (October 14, 2011) (#3707)

    Full Program: USDA increases its estimates on domestic grain ending stocks. Congress approves three long-awaited unilateral trade agreements. And the World Food Prize honors two leaders for alleviating poverty... 27:49

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