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Latest Episode: April 18, 2014 (#3934)

Market to Market #3934: April 18, 2014
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

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2014 Episodes

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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