Iowa Public Television


Market to Market March 13, 2009 (#3428)

In the News

  • Salmonella Recall Could Cost Peanut Producers $1B
    (Mar 13, 2009) MILWAUKEE (AP) — The effects of the widespread peanut butter recall could cost rural America's peanut producers $1 billion in lost production and sales, according to testimony set to be heard Wednesday at a House subcommittee hearing.
  • Ag Chief Defends Phasing Out Farm Payments
    (Mar 13, 2009) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the Obama administration's plan to phase out federal direct payments to farmers whose yearly sales exceed $500,000 despite criticism it could help drive many of them out of business.
  • Farmers Question Ag Cuts
    (Mar 13, 2009) SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) - Matt Schuiteman raises corn and soybeans with his wife, Minde Jo, and father, Leon, on about 3,000 acres near Sioux Center.
  • Pilgrim's Pride Rejects $40 Million Offer
    (Mar 13, 2009) Pilgrim's Pride Corp has rejected a $40 million offer to buy its slated-for-closure processing plant in the north Louisiana town of Farmerville.
  • Scientists Keep an Eye on Beetles
    (Mar 13, 2009) Millions of imported beetles have been deployed across the West to fight a tenacious Eurasian tree that clogs river banks and crowds out native vegetation.
  • Brazil Expects Lower Agriculture Production in '09
    (Mar 13, 2009) The Brazilian government says the nation's total crop production is expected to slip 7.3 percent this year because of unfavorable climate conditions.
  • Administration to Reinvent Mexican Truck Program
    (Mar 13, 2009) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will try to reinvent a program to allow Mexican trucks full access to U.S highways.
  • China to File WTO Complaint on US Poultry Ban
    (Mar 13, 2009) BEIJING: China said Wednesday it will file a World Trade Organization case challenging a U.S ban on Chinese poultry imports, criticizing the measure as protectionist.