Market to Market December 21, 2001 (#2715)
Stories From This Episode
Kentucky Farm Family Diversifies
(Dec 21, 2001) One Kentucky tobacco farmer is staying on the land through marketing diversification.
5th Circuit Court Rules Against USDA in Meat Plant Shutdown Case
(Dec 21, 2001) 5th Circuit rules against HACCP, Veneman calls for business as usual
Subsidies Increase Production Costs
(Dec 21, 2001) Direct government payments totaled 22.9 billion dollars last year comprising nearly 40 percent of net cash farm income compared to less than 4 percent in 1980.
Senate Refuses To Limit Debate On Farm Bill
(Dec 21, 2001) Senator Richard Lugar: "I ask my colleagues to vote against cloture." Christmas is still a few days away, but the "Grinch of Gridlock" paid a visit to Washington this week and stole the Farm Bill.
Market Analysis: Dec 21, 2001
(Dec 21, 2001) The grain markets finished the week mixed on rumors of Chinese buying.
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