Iowa Public Television


Market to Market August 31, 2007 (#3252)

In the News

  • Spinach recall prompts calls for oversight
    (Aug 31, 2007) FRESNO (AP)– Consumer advocates and lawmakers called for stricter oversight of produce growers Thursday following a Salinas Valley company's recall of 8,000 cartons of fresh spinach contaminated with salmonella.
  • China Tells WHO Food Exports Are Safe
    (Aug 31, 2007) BEIJING (AP) -- China has sent a notice to the World Health Organization defending the quality of its food exports, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, and an official linked to the country's drug industry was sentenced to prison in a bribery case.
  • USDA: Organic milk supplier will have to reduce herd
    (Aug 31, 2007) DENVER (AP) — One of the nation's largest organic milk producers will have to reduce its herd under an agreement with the U.S Department of Agriculture, the agency said.
  • Feed From Ethanol
    (Aug 31, 2007) BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — North Dakota's booming ethanol industry is providing feed that cattle find tasty and ranchers find affordable — so far.
  • Family Ranchers Fighting Growing Meatpacking Industry
    (Aug 31, 2007) MOVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Eric Nelson, a fourth-generation rancher and farmer who operates a feedlot, isn't looking for more government cash.