Iowa Public Television


Market to Market December 17, 2004 (#3015)

In the News

  • Iowa Farmland Prices Jump 15.6 Percent
    (Dec 17, 2004) The average price of Iowa farmland jumped 15.6 percent this year to a record $2,629 an acre, according to an annual survey by Iowa State University.
  • EU Sets Membership Talks With Turkey
    (Dec 17, 2004) European Union leaders agreed this week to open negotiations with Turkey next year on eventual EU membership, but the Turkish premier says more talks are needed before his country could accept the offer.
  • New Rules Issued on Methyl Bromide Use
    (Dec 17, 2004) The Bush administration announced new rules this week to allow U.S farmers who grow tomatoes, strawberries, and other crops to continue using methyl bromide, an ozone-depleting pesticide that had been scheduled to be phased out worldwide next year.