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Market to Market July 18, 2008 (#3346)


In the News

  • Colorado seeks to open land to farmers, ranchers
    (Jul 18, 2008) Associated Press - July 15, 2008 11:14 PM ET DENVER (AP) - Colorado state officials are asking a federal judge to allow farmers and ranchers hit hard by drought to use land idled under a federal program for livestock grazing.
  • Arkansas wants to give tourists a taste of the farm experience
    (Jul 18, 2008) CHUCK BARTELS, Associated Press Writer Wed Jul 16, 11:07 AM ET CABOT, Ark The Arkansas Agritourism Initiative is designed to help consumers find local vendors as well as farms that offer tours or other attractions.
  • Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico could be largest in history
    (Jul 18, 2008) AP Published: July 16, 2008 BATON ROUGE, La (AP) - Scientists say the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast is likely to be the largest since they began keeping records in 1985.
  • Rallies split Argentina before tax vote
    (Jul 18, 2008) By JEANNETTE NEUMANN, Associated Press Writer Tue Jul 15, 7:53 PM ET BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Tens of thousands of Argentine farmers and government supporters staged dueling protests Tuesday ahead of a Senate vote on a package of grain-export...
  • Argentinian Senate rejects farm vote
    (Jul 18, 2008) July 17, 2008 - 6:00am By MAYRA PERTOSSI Associated Press Writer BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's Senate narrowly rejected a grain-export tax package early Thursday, a government-backed proposal that has led to nationwide farm strikes and...
  • Bluegrass singer Del McCoury reaches out to farmers, blue-collar workers with 'Moneyland'
    (Jul 18, 2008) By JOHN GEROME | AP Entertainment Writer 3:36 PM CDT, July 16, 2008 NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) Bluegrass singer Del McCoury has a funny new song called "40 Acres and a Fool" about a city slicker who hits it big in the stock market and moves to the...
  • Stones keyboardist Leavell jams with House members
    (Jul 18, 2008) July 17, 2008 - 12:21am By FREDERIC J FROMMER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The congressman-lead singer had a question for the guest keyboardist at the all-congressional band gig Wednesday night.
  • EU Nations Rule Out New Farm Concessions Ahead of Trade Talks
    (Jul 18, 2008) The Associated Press Friday, July 18, 2008 BRUSSELS, Belgium: European Union nations have ruled out any new concessions on farm imports or subsidies at global trade talks next week, France's trade minister Anne Marie Idrac said Friday.