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Market to Market August 21, 2009 (#3451)


In the News

  • Pork Industry Asks USDA for $250 million
    (Aug 21, 2009) WASHINGTON (AP) - The pork industry's trade group has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for $250 million in assistance to buy up pork and give the industry money to help fight swine flu.
  • UN Say Kenya is Desperate for Food Aid
    (Aug 21, 2009) KARIUNGA, Kenya (AP)- More than 1 million Kenyans affected by a prolonged drought are not getting the food aid they desperately need, the U.N.'s World Food Program said Tuesday.
  • Experts: Water Issue Crucial in World Climate Deal
    (Aug 21, 2009) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Thousands of scientists and experts urged world leaders Friday to include strategies for global water management in the planned Copenhagen climate agreement.
  • Farmers Sue German Company Over Strain of Rice
    (Aug 21, 2009) Nearly 1,500 rice farmers are suing the German conglomerate Bayer Cropscience and affiliated companies over a genetically engineered strain of rice.
  • US Cranberry Production Expected to Fall by 10 pct
    (Aug 21, 2009) B O S T O N ( A P ) - T h e n a t i o n ' s c r a n b e r r y p r o d u c t i o n i s e x p e c t e d t o f a l l b y 1 0 p e r c e n t f r o m l a s t y e a r ' s r e c o r d - b r e a k i n g c r o p , e v e n a s w o r l d w i d e d e m a n d f...
  • Rutabagas for Biofuel
    (Aug 21, 2009) DETROIT (AP) — Researchers at Michigan State University are working to turn the rutabaga into an oil-producing powerhouse that could make the turnip-like vegetable a better source of biofuel than other food crops.
  • Oregon Farmers Among Leaders in Computer Use
    (Aug 21, 2009) SALEM, Oregon (AP) - A recent nationwide government survey indicates that Oregon farmers and ranchers are among the leaders nationally for using computers in their agricultural operations.
  • Schwarzenegger: New Dams Critical for Water Supply
    (Aug 21, 2009) SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday said he will reject any proposal to overhaul state water policy that fails to include funding for new dams.