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Market to Market November 6, 2009 (#3510)

Growers burn the midnight oil to bring in what many believe will be a record harvest. Proponents of Atrazine call on the Environmental Protection Agency to stop the "Witch Hunt." Missouri soldiers beat their swords into plowshares to win the hearts and minds of farmers in Afghanistan. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake.

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In the News

  • Illinois State Museum Launches Ag History Web Site
    (Nov 6, 2009) Springfield, Ill (AP) - The Illinois State Museum has launched a Web site dedicated to the history of Illinois Agriculture.
  • Farm Rescue Reaches Milestone
    (Nov 6, 2009) YPSILANTI, N.D (AP) — A volunteer organization that helps needy Upper Midwest farmers sow and harvest their crops has reached a milestone.
  • Monsanto Opening First Research Center in China
    (Nov 6, 2009) ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) – Monsanto Co., the world's biggest seed maker, on Tuesday said it is opening its first research center in China.
  • 3 Million Acres Taken Out of Conservation Program
    (Nov 6, 2009) TRIBUNE, Kan.(AP) -- Surveying undulating grasslands that disappear into the western Kansas horizon, retired farmer Joe Govert pointed out parcel after parcel no longer enrolled in a federal program that pays property owners not to farm...
  • Checkoff Outcry May Be Persuading Nebraska Lawmakers
    (Nov 6, 2009) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Opposition to Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman's plan to use some crop checkoff dollars to balance the state budget may be working.
  • Calif. Voters Have Final Say Over $11B Water Bond
    (Nov 6, 2009) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders say their $11.1 billion water bond is an essential investment for California's future, but it may be a hard sell to voters.
  • H1N1 Virus Found in US Hogs
    (Nov 6, 2009) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that pigs in a commercial herd in Indiana have tested positive for H1N1, making it the first time the virus has been found in such hogs.