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Legislative Bill Could Upend Des Moines Water Works

February 24, 2017 | 4 min

The fallout from a pending lawsuit could require U.S. grain farmers to get water discharge permits. This week, a flanking maneuver was made that could submarine the entire case. Iowa’s capitol city...

Market Plus: Mark Gold

Market Plus: Mark Gold

February 24, 2017 | 13 min

Market analyst Mark Gold discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson in a special web-only feature.

Market Analysis: Mark Gold

Market Analysis: Mark Gold

February 24, 2017

Market analyst Elaine Kub discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.

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Pricing In An Opaque Market

February 24, 2017 | 7 min

Some archeologists believe beer may have been the spark for cultivated agriculture making the quest for a cold-one -- more than 14,000 years old. The drink has evolved into a staple at many a sports...

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The Protagonist - Darin Newsom #136

February 21, 2017

Darin Newsom is known for offering little sugar when it comes to relaying information about the commodity markets. A well-documented protaganist on the over-emphasis of USDA reports, Newsom is...

Market to Market (February 17, 2017)

Market to Market (February 17, 2017)

February 17, 2017 | 28 min

NAFTA partners send different messages on trade policy. Blessed with more rain, water slashes its own path out west. A family business pours it all into home delivery. Market analysis with Elaine Kub.

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President Donald Trump Reverses Obama Era Coal Mining Rule

February 17, 2017

President Donald Trump has put the brakes on a regulation blocking coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams. Trump called the regulation a "job-killing rule" before he signed a...

Economic Outlook 2-17-17

Economic Outlook - February 17

February 17, 2017

Last month’s warmer weather encouraged a few more trips to the local diner and a fill-up or two at the local gas station. -- In January, retail sales moved 0.3 percent higher as more Americans had a...

Market Analysis: Elaine Kub

Market Analysis: Elaine Kub

February 17, 2017

A slowdown in fund buying coupled with a strong South American harvest put pressure on the grain markets. For the week, March wheat lost 8 cents and the nearby corn contract fell 6 cents. Good...

Market Plus: Elaine Kub

Market Plus: Elaine Kub

February 17, 2017 | 16 min

Pearson: This is the Friday, February 17, 2017 version of the Market Plus segment. Joining us now is Elaine Kub. Elaine, welcome back. Kub: Delighted to be here. Pearson: We're delighted to have you...

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Northern California Residents Worry Over Weakened Dam

February 17, 2017

Higher than normal rainfall has been a blessing and a curse for parts of the parched west. In California – just 70 miles north of the state capitol - this embarrassment of nature’s riches continues...

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Future of Trade with U.S. NAFTA Partners Discussed

February 17, 2017

Among the trade deals President Trump has targeted for dismissal or destruction is the North American Free Trade Agreement. Paul Yeager has our report on this week’s events surrounding the 24 year-...

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Texas Pipeline Explodes

February 17, 2017

A natural gas pipeline ruptured early Wednesday in South Texas, causing an explosion that shook homes miles away and a fireball that lit up the night sky. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt...

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800 Million Dead Trees in Colorado

February 17, 2017

Colorado's beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains,...

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Pennsylvania Correlates Fracking With Earthquakes

February 17, 2017

Pennsylvania environmental regulators say there's a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of minor earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year. The...

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Oroville Dam Damaged

February 17, 2017

Lake Oroville and its dam in Northern California are critical components in California's complex water-delivery system. Damage to spillways that are used to drop water levels in the lake and relieve...

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Water Battle Continues Over Florida-Georgia Line

February 17, 2017

A judicial official sided with Georgia in a decades-long dispute over water rights with Florida on Tuesday, recommending that the U.S. Supreme Court refuse Florida's high-stakes request to cap water...

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Family Dairy Revives Home Delivery

February 17, 2017 | 7 min

According to USDA, the number of dairy farms has steadily declined over the past 40 years. Rising costs forced many operators to cash-in their chips. However, the owners of one dairy operation were...

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I Live Where the Wind Hurts My Face - Angie Setzer #135

February 14, 2017

Iowa is a state divided into three sections and each gets colder and windier as you head north. Angie Setzer, a Michigan native, is still adjusting to the weather and how fresh produce is now harder...

2-10-17 Economic Outlook

Economic Outlook - February 10

February 10, 2017

President Trump’s executive orders and proposed policies have triggered concern among consumers and visions of positive gains among investors. -- Private analysts are predicting consumer sentiment...