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Wed April 11, 2012
Business Beat: Railroad Looking to Roll Again
This week: Find out how one community is going back in time to move businesses forward. Plus, what dairy farmers want more protection in the 2012 Farm Bill.
Making milk is a notoriously volatile business. Many are calling the government price support system broken, and asking for a better safety net in the 2012 Farm Bill. Still, there's debate over how much the government should step in to help in tough times.
A few decades ago, railroad tracks laced Iowa’s countryside, linking even the smallest communities to big cities across the nation. But many of those tracks are now silent or turned back to adjacent farms or bicycle paths.
But a group of farmers and businessmen have come together to preserve their rail connection to big-city markets.