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Market to Market (September 23, 2016)

Market to Market (September 23, 2016)

September 23, 2016 | 28 min

Merger mania prompts a summons from Washington. The Secretary spends a little time in the hot seat. Heavy rain stops harvest in its tracks. Market analysis with Sue Martin.

Market Plus: Sue Martin

Market Plus: Sue Martin

September 23, 2016 | 12 min

Pearson: This is the Friday, September 23, 2016 version of the Market Plus segment. Joining us now is Sue Martin. Sue, welcome back. Martin: Thank you, Mike. Pearson: While we were on the program I...

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September 23 Economic Outlook

September 23, 2016

Harvest machinery has been temporarily sidelined in some parts of the grain belt but financial planning for next season has already begun. Like predictions of record crops, rural America waits for...

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Rain Pounds Corn Belt

September 23, 2016 | 2 min

It's a soggy start to fall for several Midwestern states, where heavy rain has flooded homes, closed major highways and stranded motorists in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa after nearly a foot of rain...

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Monsanto, Bayer officials defend proposed $66 billion merger

September 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday, insisting that the deal would lead to greater investments in...

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Officials from 21 states sue to block overtime pay expansion

September 23, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the...

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North Dakota borrowing $6M for pipeline protest costs

September 23, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota legislative committee has approved an emergency request to borrow $6 million to cover the cost of law enforcement related to the ongoing protest of the four-state...

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California governor backs rules on cow, landfill emissions

September 23, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will begin regulating greenhouse-gas emissions tied to dairy cows and landfills under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, escalating state efforts to...

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Maine wild blueberry crop bigger than expected amid drought

September 23, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's wild blueberry crop was better than expected this year despite a drought that has hit some sectors of New England agriculture hard, and consumers could benefit from the...

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Report: Mississippi River improving but protections needed

September 23, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new report card on the Mississippi River finds signs that the river's health is improving. But the State of the River Report issued Wednesday also calls for protecting the river...

Market Analysis: Sue Martin

Market Analysis: Sue Martin

September 23, 2016

Inclement weather across all of the Americas and a weaker dollar laid the groundwork for volatility in the commodity markets. For the week, December wheat was flat and the nearby corn contract,...

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Big Six Summoned to Capital Hill

September 23, 2016 | 3 min

Representatives from five of the six biggest agriculture companies appeared together on Capitol Hill this week. The leaders were asked about the big topics of competition, jobs, and innovation. The “...

Senators Warn of Farmer Frustration

Senators Warn of Farmer Frustration

September 23, 2016 | 2 min

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, wrapping up what is expected to be his final months of an 8-year stretch on the Obama administration cabinet, urged Senate leaders this week to do a better job...

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Antibiotic status: "It's complicated" - Colleen Bradford Krantz

September 19, 2016

Farm labor just got a boost in California and in other places, farms need hands to do the job. Colleen Bradford Krantz talks to us about the H2A Visas plus the debate over antibiotic use in animal...

Market to Market (September 16, 2016)

Market to Market (September 16, 2016)

September 16, 2016 | 28 min

Another agricultural mega-merger as Bayer and Monsanto reach an agreement. As combines harvest likely the biggest crop ever…what now? A blue ribbon panel breaks down the long and the short of the...

Market Analysis: Roose, Gold, Blohm and Setzer

Market Analysis: Roose, Gold, Blohm and Setzer

September 16, 2016

Hello, I'm Mike Pearson. This week we break with our normal format to have a special roundtable discussion about the long-term potential of that September WASDE report. Before we get started, it is...

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Market Plus: Setzer, Blohm, Gold and Roose

September 16, 2016 | 22 min

Pearson: This is the Friday, September 16, 2016 version of the Market Plus segment. Joining us now are Angie Setzer, Don Roose, Naomi Blohm and Mark Gold. Folks, welcome back. Nice to be back. Thank...

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Some farmers worry Monsanto merger will drive up costs

September 16, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bayer's buyout of St. Louis-based Monsanto has agricultural groups and farmers concerned that the merger will lead to higher prices for seed and crop protection products, though some...

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Bayer buying Monsanto, will create global chemical, ag giant

September 16, 2016

American seed and weed-killer company Monsanto and German medicine and farm chemical maker Bayer are combining in a deal that could help farmers produce higher yields to address challenges from...

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Study details sugar industry attempt to shape science

September 16, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease — in part by pointing the finger at fat — as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of...