Iowa Public Television


Market to Market May 6, 2005 (#3035)

In the News

  • Tyson Earnings Slump in Second Quarter
    (May 6, 2005) Tyson Foods Inc., the world's largest meat processing company, said this week that its second quarter earnings declined 36 percent from last year, due in part to losses from the company's commodity risk management activities related to grain...
  • Tobacco Trial Enters Remedies Phase
    (May 6, 2005) When an appeal court barred the government from seeking $280 billion in a civil racketeering trial against cigarette makers earlier this year, many legal scholars said the heart of the case had been ripped out.
  • USDA: 450,000 Downer Cattle in 2004
    (May 6, 2005) Non-ambulatory cattle and calves in the United States totaled 465,000 head during 2003 and 450,000 head during 2004, USDA reported this week.
  • Obama Lobbies for River Lock Improvements
    (May 6, 2005) Sen Barack Obama, D-IL, said this week that aging locks and dams along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers are slowing grain exports and stifling the Midwest farm economy.