Iowa Public Television


Market to Market September 5, 2008 (#3401)

In the News

  • Jobless Rate Soars
    (Sep 5, 2008) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's unemployment rate zoomed to a five-year high of 6.1 percent in August as employers slashed 84,000 jobs, dramatic proof of the mounting damage a deeply troubled economy is inflicting on workers and businesses alike.
  • Mexico Suspends Beef, Poultry Shipments to U.S.
    (Sep 5, 2008) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government of Mexico has voluntarily suspended shipments of meat and processed poultry to the United States after U.S officials raised concerns about the quality of Mexican food processing and inspections, an Agriculture...
  • Oregon Pear Growers Ahead of International Competition
    (Sep 5, 2008) SALEM, Ore (AP) - Researchers hope to keep Oregon pear growers ahead of international competition by cutting orchard costs - creating "flat" orchards unlike those Oregonians have known.
  • Rains Cheer SE Farmers, but Deluge Late for Some
    (Sep 5, 2008) COLUMBIA, S.C (AP) -- Farmers in the drought-stricken Southeast halfheartedly celebrated downpours from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay last month, when several inches of rain took the edge off a potentially disastrous season.
  • Montana Loses Disease-free Status for Cattle
    (Sep 5, 2008) BILLINGS, Mont (AP) -- Montana has lost its federal disease-free status for brucellosis, triggering mandatory testing of cattle being shipped out of state.
  • Tropical Storm Hanna Extended North
    (Sep 5, 2008) GONAIVES, Haiti (AP) -- A ship carrying 33 tons of U.N relief supplies docked in Gonaives on Friday, the first significant aid delivery to tens of thousands of people who have gone with little food or clean water for four days.