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Market to Market March 28, 2008 (#3330)


In the News

  • Environmentalists Sue Federal Government
    (Mar 28, 2008) Environmentalists are suing the federal government, claiming promises to whittle down a backlog of plants and animals being considered for endangered species protection amount to "smoke and mirrors." WildEarth Guardians alleges that Interior...
  • Argentine President Rebuffs Farmers
    (Mar 28, 2008) President Cristina Fernandez refused Thursday to back down from her demand that Argentine farmers lift a nationwide strike, deepening a bitter crisis over tax hikes on export crops.
  • Only Four Farm Herbicides & Pesticides Have NAFTA Label
    (Mar 28, 2008) In announcing, a joint label for farm pesticides and herbicides last year, regulators in the United States and Canada called it a milestone in the reduction of trade barriers.
  • Worker Shortage Ends Crop
    (Mar 28, 2008) Saying the nation's immigration system is broken, Pennsylvania's largest grower of fresh-to-market tomatoes announced Monday he will no longer produce the crop because he can't find enough workers to harvest it.
  • High Energy Costs Hit Cotton Producers
    (Mar 28, 2008) South Plains cotton producer Don Langston is eager for a "big rain." Without it he'll have to keep irrigation pumps running to water thousands of acres of dusty, parched land so there's enough moisture to plant this year's crop in a couple of months.