Iowa Public Television


Market to Market April 30, 2004 (#2934)

In the News

  • Outbreaks Fail to Slow Tyson Earnings
    (Apr 30, 2004) Despite trade restrictions prompted by Mad Cow and bird flu outbreaks in the U.S., Tyson Foods saw its second quarter profits soar 65 percent, company officials say.
  • EU Moves on Biotech Corn
    (Apr 30, 2004) The European Union Commission this week said it will approve an application by Swiss-based company Syngenta AG to sell genetically modified corn, ending a six-year moratorium on biotech foods, A meeting of EU farm ministers on the application...
  • USDA: Asian Rust Eventual in U.S.
    (Apr 30, 2004) The Asian strain of rust fungus plaguing soybean farmers in Brazil is expected eventually to reach U.S fields, according to ongoing risk assessments by the U.S Department of Agriculture.
  • ADM Earnings Soar
    (Apr 30, 2004) Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co reported a 94 percent increase in third-quarter earnings on the strength of significant improvements in all of its major product segments.
  • March Soybean Crush Slows
    (Apr 30, 2004) U.S soybean crush in March totaled 129.5 million bushels, the U.S Census Bureau reports.