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Paul Yeager named host of Market to Market

Paul Yeager named host of Market to Market

Apr 24, 2020 | 2 min

Producer Director Paul Yeager is the new host of Market to Market , Iowa PBS’s weekly, nationally syndicated agribusiness program. Market to Market ’s news and in-depth analysis on the $1 trillion...

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USDA checkbook opens as supply chains are scrambled

Apr 24, 2020 | 5 min

The federal government continues to send money towards those in need as the economy flags. On Friday, President Trump refilled the Paycheck Protection Program with $484 billion in fresh funds...

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Economic Outlook April 24, 2020

Apr 24, 2020

Tractors have started to roll across the country even as worries mount over losses brought on by COVID 19. --- Sales of new homes plunged 15.4 percent in March as the coronavirus shook the housing...

Trucking Industry Adjusts in Pandemic

Trucking Industry Adjusts during Pandemic

Apr 24, 2020 | 3 min

COVID-19 has put additional strain on supply lines of everything from N-95 masks to canned goods. Just getting those orders to hospitals and store shelves has been further aggravated by a shortage of...

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COVID-19 Packing Plant Closures Stress Meat Supply Chain

Apr 17, 2020 | 4 min

As the livestock sector continues to suffer, farmers remain concerned. Josh Buettner has our report. The shuttering of meatpacking facilities across the country due to cases of COVID-19 diagnosed...

Advocates Urge Adoption of Old Grid for Geolocation

Advocates Urge Adoption of Old Grid for Geolocation

Apr 17, 2020 | 6 min

Years ago, when the unnamed road outside your place became 270 th street, there was some eye rolling. The first time firefighters unfamiliar with the area made a rescue, the benefits became clear...

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Economic Outlook April 17, 2020

Apr 17, 2020

With 22 million people out of work and emergency small business loan money exhausted, Congress and the White House are at work on another fix as more data comes in.-- Retail sales fell a record 8.7...

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Logistics Of Food: Impacts On Dairy, Meat And Grocery Stores

Apr 10, 2020 | 15 min

The logistical act of getting food from gate to plate has many steps, stops and barriers on a regular week. The Coronavirus outbreak has upended the food system all over the world. Paul Yeager had a...

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Logistics Of Food Flipped During Virus Outbreak

Apr 10, 2020 | 3 min

John D. Anderson, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Arkansas: We have had a major shift in how we consume food and where we consume food. And it's taken the supply chain a while to...

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