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Market to Market July 25, 2008 (#3347)


In the News

  • Expert Warns Wheat Residue Too Valuable to Lose
    (Jul 25, 2008) Expert warns wheat residue too valuable to lose By NICHOLAS K GERANIOS – 12 hours ago SPOKANE, Wash (AP) — Times are good for wheat farmers, but they should resist the urge to harvest their crop residue and sell it for ethanol production, a federal...
  • Tar Heel Plants Truffles
    (Jul 25, 2008) North Carolina (AP) - In rural North Carolina, Susan Rice is planning her attack on the French.
  • Judge Approves Limited Use of CRP Land
    (Jul 25, 2008) Seattle (AP) Farmers and ranchers struggling against high grain prices got some help Thursday from a federal judge who cleared the way for an emergency federal program opening private conservation land to hay production and cattle grazing.
  • Oil Spill Halts Barge Traffic on Mississippi
    (Jul 25, 2008) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard has stopped 59 ships from traversing a closed stretch of the Mississippi River from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico Thursday while hundreds of workers tackled the difficult task of cleaning up about 400,000...
  • L.A. Okays Ban on Fast Food Restaurants
    (Jul 25, 2008) LOS ANGELES (AP)—A Los Angeles City Council committee has unanimously approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a 32-square-mile area, mostly in South Los Angeles.
  • Lawmakers Concerned About Sewer Issues
    (Jul 25, 2008) DES MOINES, Iowa - State lawmakers have expressed concerns that roughly 600 smaller communities don't have sewer systems.
  • Farm Labor Contractor Fined in Worker's Death
    (Jul 25, 2008) FRESNO, Calif (AP)—The company that hired a pregnant teenager who died of heat stroke this spring after laboring in a Central Valley vineyard was hit Wednesday with the highest fine ever issued to a California farming operation.
  • Effects of Last Summer's Drought Linger in West Virginia
    (Jul 25, 2008) CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - First, there was last summer's drought. Then came more bad news: skyrocketing fuel and fertilizer prices, and a wet spring that delayed West Virginia farmers' plantings and hay harvests.