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Market to Market August 1, 2008 (#3348)

In the News

  • States Help Graying Farmers Find Successors
    (Aug 1, 2008) RICHMOND, Va (AP) — Mike Cullipher used to juggle his farm chores and a full-time job, working 275 acres on nights and weekends.
  • Missouri Committee to Study Ethanol Mandate
    (Aug 1, 2008) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (AP) — Missouri lawmakers face a long summer tackling some of the state's thorniest agriculture issues, a list headlined by ethanol.
  • A Bounty of Produce at City Hall
    (Aug 1, 2008) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For generations, the lawn at Civic Center Plaza was a lush, quarter-acre welcome mat outside City Hall, and a frequent staging ground for demonstrations.
  • USDA Releases Rule on Labels
    (Aug 1, 2008) Washington (AP) - The U.S Department of Agriculture has issued an interim final rule on mandatory labels branding meats and other commodities with their country of origin.
  • Growers Reconsidering Christmas Plants
    (Aug 1, 2008) CHESHIRE, Conn (AP) - High heating costs this winter is leading some Connecticut plant growers to reconsider planting Christmas flowers.
  • Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Irrigation Water
    (Aug 1, 2008) WASHINGTON (AP) – The salmonella strain linked to a nationwide outbreak has been found in irrigation water and in a sample from a batch of serrano peppers at a Mexican farm, federal health officials said Wednesday.
  • As crops burn, farmers increasingly use sunscreen
    (Aug 1, 2008) FRESNO, Calif (AP) - Just like people damage their skin in the sun, fruits and vegetables also can get nasty burns.