Iowa Public Television


Market to Market May 15, 2009 (#3437)

In the News

  • Ag Hall of Fame Struggling
    (May 15, 2009) BONNER SPRINGS, Kan (AP) — A sharp drop in its investment fund and in attendance is forcing the National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame to look for some new ideas to raise money.
  • Vermont Dairy Farms Count on Illegal Immigrants
    (May 15, 2009) HIGHGATE, Vt (AP) — A room off the milking parlor of a sprawling farm near the U.S.-Canada border offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the changing face of Vermont's dairy industry.
  • New Indictment Filed in Kosher Slaughterhouse Case
    (May 15, 2009) DES MOINES, IOWA (AP) -Former Iowa kosher slaughterhouse vice president Sholom Rubashkin has been named in a new 142-count indictment that adds 70 new charges.
  • Mexico Officials Pig Out on Pork to Ease Flu Fears
    (May 15, 2009) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials are going hog-wild over pork to encourage their countrymen to put the pig back in the taco.
  • Despite Embargo Cuba Imports Daiquiris from US
    (May 15, 2009) MIAMI (AP) — Jugs of daiquiri mix. Gourmet nuts. Rolls of newsprint. Not exactly humanitarian aid, but still among the items sold to Cuba under an agricultural waiver carved out of the decades-old U.S. trade embargo.
  • New US Trade Chief Finds Few Takers on Doha Plan
    (May 15, 2009) GENEVA (AP) - President Barack Obama's trade chief got a gracious reception from negotiators during his first visit to the World Trade Organization -- but found little support for a U.S plan to get talks moving again on a global pact to lower...
  • FDA Nominee Pledges to Revamp Food Safety
    (May 15, 2009) WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's pick to oversee food and drug safety pledged on Thursday to revamp protection of the nation's food supply to help prevent future disease outbreaks.
  • Purdue's Specialized Ag Training Helps Guard Aid Afghan Farmers
    (May 15, 2009) (AP) - After decades of turmoil, some farmers in Afghanistan are getting a helping hand from an Indiana National Guard unit trained to help them boost productivity.