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Market to Market August 5, 2005 (#3048)


In the News

  • Group Wants Air Quality Action on CAFOs
    (Aug 5, 2005) A community advocacy group in Des Moines, Iowa, is calling for immediate changes in the state's air quality laws after a field study found high ammonia levels near nine factory farms in the state.
  • Lawsuit: Tobacco Deal Created Non-Competitive Cartel
    (Aug 5, 2005) The 1998 legal settlement requiring major tobacco companies to pay $206 billion to the states who filed lawsuits against the industry created a government-protected cartel that keeps cigarette prices artificially high, according to a new lawsuit.
  • U.S. Beef Exports to Philippines Resume
    (Aug 5, 2005) Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced this week that the Philippines has resumed imports of U.S beef and beef products.
  • USDA: Use Of Computers On Farms Slows
    (Aug 5, 2005) American farmers are buying computers and using them for business, but at a much slower pace than they did just two years ago, a new federal study shows.