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Grain prices could fall as farmers are on pace to produce some of the largest corn and soy crops in history. Senior business correspondent Bob Moon asks if that means lower consumer prices.
Host Kai Ryssdal goes right to the source to talk about the government's latest crop survey and its prediction for a bumper corn harvest. An Illinois farmer gives his take on the news.
TV stations have slashed the price of advertising because companies that traditionally buy commercials have cut back spending. That means cheaper airtime for political ads. Steve Henn has the story.
A bottle or two of vino might just have you singing. That's probably why an Italian wine maker is using song to promote its product--and it's hitting all the right notes. Megan Williams has the story.
Host Kai Ryssdal reads listener comments on a few of our recent stories. This week, listeners wrote about the cost of fighting wildfires, geriatric medicine and conservative economic policies.
Commentator Marshall Goldman says that Russia doesn't care if the rest of the world thinks it's a bully for attacking Georgia and threatening European oil supplies. She tells us why.
Russia apparently wants to be a superpower again, and the plan looks to be government control over its natural resources -- first oil, now grain. Stephen Beard reports the story.
Marketplace Report for Tuesday, August 12, 2008