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Latest Episode: August 29, 2014 (#4001)

Market to Market #4001: August 29, 2014
Wildfires scorch the west, as scattered showers in the Corn Belt dampen prices. Citrus growers cope with a grove-threatening disease and shrinking market share. In the fight against global hunger, U.S. policymakers opt to buy more food locally. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:47) Episode Detail

Market Analysis: Darin Newsom

Market Analysis: Darin Newsom Analyst Darin Newsom discusses the markets with host Mike Pearson. Full Story

Market Plus: Darin Newsom

Market Plus: Darin Newsom Market Analyst Darin Newsom discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson. Full Story

2014 Episodes

August 22, 2014 (#3952)

Market to Market August 22, 2014 (#3952) The Weekly Journal of Rural America celebrates its 40th season on public television. We’ll reminisce with a few memorable moments from the video vault, and examine current price trends with a blue ribbon panel of experts. (27:46) Episode Detail

August 15, 2014 (#3951)

Market to Market August 15, 2014 (#3951) LIVE from the Fair
Friday, August 15 - 4:00 p.m.
Penningroth Media Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds

Market to Market celebrates its 40th anniversary in August. The series began in 1974, when Chet Randolph hosted the first episode of Farm Digest — a Midwest-focused agriculture business program that later became Market to Market. Since its first episode, Market to Market has expanded into a nationally syndicated series, and covers topics ranging from commodity markets to energy policy.

The Weekly Journal of Rural America kicks off its 40th Season at the Iowa State Fair. We’ll look back at the early years and analyze current trends in the markets with a blue ribbon panel of experts.

Visit our FAIR Site! (28:05) Episode Detail

August 8, 2014 (#3950)

Market to Market August 8, 2014 (#3950) Vladimir Putin plays a high-stakes game of chicken with U.S. agricultural exports. Students gain hands-on farming experience at a leading Land Grant University. Market analysis with Mark Gold. (24:45) Episode Detail

August 1, 2014 (#3949)

Market to Market August 1, 2014 (#3949) Supporters -- and critics -- weigh in on Obama Administration plans to fight climate change. An Iraq war veteran embarks on a new mission to fulfill his agricultural dream. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (24:45) Episode Detail

July 25, 2014 (#3948)

Market to Market July 25, 2014 (#3948) The Agriculture Department says America’s row crops are in the best shape in decades. Would-be traders go online to learn the basics -- and complexities -- of commodity trading. Market analysis with Dan Hueber. (27:43) Episode Detail

July 18, 2014 (#3947)

Market to Market July 18, 2014 (#3947) Locked in a drought of epic proportions, California cracks down on unauthorized use of water. A Midwestern photographer documents the critical contributions of women in agriculture. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:46) Episode Detail

July 11, 2014 (#3946)

Market to Market July 11, 2014 (#3946) Summer storms continue to hammer the country from the plains to the coast. The potential for record crops and a mixed ending stocks report increases market volatility. Federal officials, scientists and farmers band together to fight a virus hitting the hog barn. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:43) Episode Detail

July 4, 2014 (#3945)

Market to Market July 4, 2014 (#3945) Storms slash across the Midwest leaving high water and damaged crops in their wake. Livestock prices continue to flirt with all-time highs while grain markets take it on the chin. One entrepreneur combines land and lake in an attempt to “catch” a profit. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:45) Episode Detail

June 27, 2014 (#3944)

Market to Market June 27, 2014 (#3944) Domestic oil production is booming, fueling tragic railroad accidents and a shortage of cars to move agricultural commodities. An innovative cattle operation in the Midwest traces its genetic progeny to the vast majority of America’s best bulls. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:43) Episode Detail

June 20, 2014 (#3943)

Market to Market June 20, 2014 (#3943) Mother Nature batters the Midwest with torrential rains and a string of lethal tornadoes. Further south, wheat producers contend with arid conditions reminiscent of the Dust Bowl. We examine controversial laws that some believe restrict free speech down on the farm. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45) Episode Detail

June 13, 2014 (#3942)

Market to Market June 13, 2014 (#3942) Preservationists document the history of the American farm, by listening to those who remember. A rare display of unity in Washington results in a multibillion dollar project to shore up U.S. ports and improve flood control in the Grain Belt. The bulls continue their historic run in the livestock sector, while grain prices plunge to contract lows. Market analysis with Elaine Kub and Walt Hackney. (27:44) Episode Detail

June 6, 2014 (#3941)

Market to Market June 6, 2014 (#3941) Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announces new funding to fight a lethal swine disease. The Obama Administration calls for sweeping cuts in emissions from coal-fired power plants. Innovative program in the “Show Me State” pays off in spades for cattle producers. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:45) Episode Detail

May 30, 2014 (#3940)

Market to Market May 30, 2014 (#3940) With California locked in its third consecutive year of drought, the battle intensifies over water rights. Midwestern entrepreneurs work to move power generated by the wind from the prairie to the people. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:46) Episode Detail

May 23, 2014 (#3939)

Market to Market May 23, 2014 (#3939) Oil interests push back against federal advice on crude oil rail cars. An EU farmer sues the Italian government for the right to plant GMO seeds. Midwestern farmers work with environmental watchdogs to improve water quality. Market analysis with Dan Hueber. (27:44) Episode Detail

May 16, 2014 (#3938)

Market to Market May 16, 2014 (#3938) A White House Task Force convenes in The Heartland to prepare a response to climate change. Farmers work with urban interests to improve water quality in a leading agricultural state. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:44) Episode Detail

May 9, 2014 (#3937)

Market to Market May 9, 2014 (#3937) An international team of scientists works to eradicate a disease capable of decimating poultry in developing nations. Scientists and the Obama Administration release some dire predictions on the impact of climate change. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (27:43) Episode Detail

May 2, 2014 (#3936)

Market to Market May 2, 2014 (#3936) A key barometer of the rural economy soars to its highest level in three years. Economists say increased U.S. oil and natural gas exports would help the economy. Lethal tornadoes batter the south, while persistent rains delay planting in the Corn Belt. Market analysis with Mark Gold. (27:46) Episode Detail

April 25, 2014 (#3935)

Market to Market April 25, 2014 (#3935) Native Americans join the fracas over a proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline. A pair of private reports praise and pan the outlook for the next generation of ethanol. Savvy entrepreneurs discover a lucrative market for “greens and gills” in the Windy City. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:44) Episode Detail

April 18, 2014 (#3934)

Market to Market April 18, 2014 (#3934) North Dakota oil production is booming, but the prosperity is not without problems. An Iraq war veteran embarks on a new mission to fulfill his agricultural dream. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:44) Episode Detail

April 11, 2014 (#3933)

Market to Market April 11, 2014 (#3933) USDA’s latest estimates on supply and demand are friendly to corn and soybeans. Persistent drought is plaguing the west and now a new problem is blowing into town. Explore the increasing role of technology at the world’s largest futures exchange. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:42) Episode Detail

April 4, 2014 (#3932)

Market to Market April 4, 2014 (#3932) A key report reveals increasing supplies of corn and dwindling stockpiles of soybeans. America’s farmers are predicted to plant a record amount of soybeans, but fewer acres of corn. Traders ponder the impact of the latest reports during a volatile week in the commodity markets. We’ll examine scenarios for bulls and bears with a Blue Ribbon Panel of market analysts. (27:44) Episode Detail

March 28, 2014 (#3931)

Market to Market March 28, 2014 (#3931) An agricultural pioneer credited with saving more than a billion lives is immortalized in bronze, melting snowpack may recharge California waterways, but not before prospectors strike gold, and record prices prompt some dairy producers to expand their herds, while others wait for the other “hoof” to drop. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:44) Episode Detail

March 21, 2014 (#3930)

Market to Market March 21, 2014 (#3930) The latest snapshot of the rural economy reveals modest improvement on Mainstreet. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack responds to pointed criticism from House lawmakers. Organic production is on the rise, but some growers hedge their bets with conventional crops. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:45) Episode Detail

March 14, 2014 (#3929)

Market to Market March 14, 2014 (#3929) A slew of economic reports indicate winter’s thaw could be warming up the economy. The wealth divide has some in the middle class seeking an elusive light at the end of the tunnel. Aging farmers ponder the transition to the next generation, but some growers are in no hurry to retire. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (24:46:06) Episode Detail

March 7, 2014 (#3928)

Market to Market March 7, 2014 (#3928) The Obama Administration unveils its version of the 2015 Budget. The U.S. House makes its 50th attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Tensions in Ukraine push U.S. commodity prices higher. Market analysis with Sue Martin. (24:44) Episode Detail

February 28, 2014 (#3927)

Market to Market February 28, 2014 (#3927) The S&P 500 soars to an all-time high, while grain futures contracts trade sideways. U.S. oil production surges, but officials say rail tanker cars are endangering the public. And it rains again in California, but it may be "too little - too late" for some nut producers. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson and Walt Hackney. (24:44) Episode Detail

February 21, 2014 (#3926)

Market to Market February 21, 2014 (#3926) The latest Agricultural Census reveals shifting demographics. Despite opposition, the world’s largest solar power plant goes online. California producers consider the future of farming without water.Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:45) Episode Detail

February 14, 2014 (#3925)

Market to Market February 14, 2014 (#3925) The Agriculture Department predicts the bottom line for most U.S. farmers will decline significantly this year. EPA says some Midwestern farmers are making progress in protecting the environment, but much work remains to be done. Despite strident opposition, the European Union is poised to approve its second genetically engineered crop in the past 15 years. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:46) Episode Detail

February 7, 2014 (#3924)

Market to Market February 7, 2014 (#3924) After years of delays, extensions and partisan gridlock, the Farm Bill is signed into law. The Obama Administration releases a key environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline. Facing yet another year of severe drought, California ranchers begin liquidating their herds. Market analysis with Don Roose. (27:43) Episode Detail

January 31, 2014 (#3923)

Market to Market January 31, 2014 (#3923) The law authorizing nearly a trillion dollars in spending on farm and nutrition programs moves one step closer to fruition. President Obama unveils his vision for U.S. energy production – much to the chagrin of ethanol supporters. Iowa farmers work with environmental officials in an effort to keep nitrates out of local waterways. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. (27:45) Episode Detail

January 24, 2014 (#3922)

Market to Market January 24, 2014 (#3922) An explosion at an Omaha animal feed plant kills two people and injures more than a dozen. Biofuels supporters voice their disapproval of proposed cuts to the renewable fuels standard. Officials work with agricultural producers to improve water quality in a leading farm state. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:44) Episode Detail

January 17, 2014 (#3921)

Market to Market January 17, 2014 (#3921) One week after a toxic chemical spilled into a West Virginia river, thousands still are without water. Critics of genetically modified foods urge President Obama to fulfill a campaign promise made in 2007. America’s first legal sales of recreational marijuana generate some serious cash for the state of Colorado. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:44) Episode Detail

January 10, 2014 (#3920)

Market to Market January 10, 2014 (#3920) Environmentalists blast the Obama Administration’s push for "Clean Coal." Students gain hands-on farming experience at a leading Land Grant University. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45) Episode Detail

January 3, 2014 (#3919)

Market to Market January 3, 2014 (#3919) In the wake of oil train explosions in North Dakota and Canada, the federal government issues a warning for first responders. Critics blast the Obama Administration’s commitment to clean coal. Unmanned aerial vehicles raise hopes, and perspectives, for the next generation of farmers. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:43) Episode Detail

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