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Market to Market February 29, 2008 (#3326)

In the News

  • Doomsday' Seed Vault Opens in Arctic
    (Feb 29, 2008) LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — A "doomsday" seed vault built to protect millions of food crops from climate change, wars and natural disasters opened Tuesday deep within an Arctic mountain in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.
  • USDA Shuts Down Congressional Audit
    (Feb 29, 2008) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department abruptly ordered congressional auditors to leave its Washington offices this week and told employees not to cooperate with them.
  • Cattails Targeted for Sunflower Farmers
    (Feb 29, 2008) BISMARCK, N.D (AP) — Federal wildlife officials will target entire parcels of cattail-choked wetlands in North Dakota this year to kill the preferred habitat of sunflower-scarfing blackbirds.
  • Tense Negotiations Continue as Farm Bill Approaches Expiration
    (Feb 29, 2008) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiations over multibillion-dollar farm legislation are closing in on a March deadline as some members of Congress are tempering expectations back home.