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Market to Market October 1, 2004 (#3004)


In the News

  • Congress Mulls Rabobank Proposal
    (Oct 1, 2004) The planned takeover of a major Midwestern farm loan cooperative by a Dutch banking giant could help undermine the national co-op loan system, members of a House subcommittee said at a hearing this week.
  • General Mills Goes Whole Grain
    (Oct 1, 2004) General Mills is converting all of its breakfast cereals to whole grain, making it the latest food company to undergo a nutritional makeover amid calls by government and consumer groups for healthier diets.
  • Nebraska Hog Farm to Build Methane Power Plant
    (Oct 1, 2004) A Colfax County, Neb., farmer can build a methane-fueled power plant on his hog farm and sell the electricity  provided he meets federal regulations.
  • Bird Flu Deaths Multiply in Asia
    (Oct 1, 2004) Vietnam confirmed a new bird flu death this week, brining Asia's human toll to 30 from the potentially deadly avian virus.