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Market to Market April 10, 2009 (#3432)


In the News

  • MIT Robots end plants
    (Apr 10, 2009) By MELISSA TRUJILLO CAMBRIDGE, Mass (AP) — These gardeners would have green thumbs — if they had thumbs.
  • VeraSun Closes Sale of 5 Ethanol Plants to Valero
    (Apr 10, 2009) SIOUX FALLS, S.D (AP) -- VeraSun Energy Corp says it has closed on the sale of five ethanol plants and one development site to traditional refiner Valero Energy Corp VeraSun, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, auctioned...
  • Epic Drought Bids Most of South Adieu After Rains
    (Apr 10, 2009) ATLANTA (AP) -- The epic southern drought has bid most of the region adieu after sucking reservoirs dry and shriveling crops for three years.
  • UN Climate Chief Says Rich Countries Must Do More
    (Apr 10, 2009) BONN, Germany (AP) -- Industrial countries are falling short of pledging to slash their carbon emissions by 2020 on the scale needed to prevent climate disasters, U.N climate chief Yvo de Boer said Wednesday.
  • Louisiana Rice Fields Salted by 2008 Hurricanes
    (Apr 10, 2009) NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A new report estimates that southwestern Louisiana farmers will not be able to plant thousands of acres of rice this year because of high salt levels in fields after last summer's hurricanes.
  • Salazar: Eastern Wind Could Equal Coal for Power
    (Apr 10, 2009) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J (AP) -- If wind power were fully developed off the East Coast, windmills could generate enough electricity to replace most, if not all, the coal-fired power plants in the United States, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday.