Many of you taking just a few minutes from harvest to check out our program. We greatly appreciate all of your attention to our efforts.
We know the harvest or corn and soybeans is moving at an incredibly fast pace. And much of that is coming with little harvest pressure on the market.
Also this week the Obama Administration announces new incentives for biofuels production.
And we’ll examine efforts to curb nitrate runoff and increase yields through innovative drainage management.
Those stories and market analysis with Virgil Robinson.
What is happening with you? Any questions for Mr. Robinson?
Posted in Economy, Production on October 21st, 2010 by paul – Be the first to comment
On the third of four special “road editions,” Market to Market covers President Obama’s White House to Main Street Tour as a special “Rural Economic Summit.”
Obama’s tour stops at several Midwestern events aimed at strengthening the rural economy.
The first stop Tuesday will be at the Siemens Energy plant in Ft. Madison, Iowa. The facility produces massive 12-ton blades for the company’s 2.3 MW generators that each produce enough energy to power 600-700 homes. Siemens Energy received a $3.5 million federal tax credit back in January. The Siemens plant is the second largest employer in Lee County providing about 600 jobs. This event is open only to media.
Then, it’s on to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa – home of Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack — in Mt. Pleasant. Like the preceeding stop in Ft. Madison, this event is closed to the public.
A third stop is planned in Ottumwa, Iowa for a town hall meeting at Indian Hills Community College. The President will make a speech and answer questions from the audience.
Iowa Public Television will televise the town hall meeting live on its IPTV World Channel or .3 if you’re viewing inside the state of Iowa. Outside the broadcast region, you can view the event at: www.IPTV.org. The coverage is scheduled to begin around 4 p.m. CT.
The White House said Monday the Midwest tour is about the president talking and listening to small business owners, workers, everyday people living the challenges they face in recovery. This post covers most of the highlights of the President’s tour the next two days.
Wednesday’s tour includes a stop in Macon, Missouri at the POET biorefinery. Producing 1.6 billion gallons of renewable fuel annually, POET is the world’s largest producer of ethanol. The president will also visit a farm near Quincy, Illinois.
The White House released a report Tuesday from the Council of Economic Advisers, outlining four policies the President is likely to address this week:
- Growing businesses and expanding employment opportunities.
- Strengthening rural infrastructure
- Strengthening the agricultural sector
- Strengthening the labor force and improving the quality of life in rural America by investing in education and health care.
This week’s edition of Market to Market will feature coverage of the president’s tour as a special “Rural Economic Summit.“ Check local listings for your area.
Posted in Economy, Rural Economic Summit, Rural Economy, Talk Back on April 27th, 2010 by paul – Be the first to comment