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Market to Market December 11, 2009 (#3515)

In the News

  • USDA Aims to Help Farmers Expand Their Businesses
    (Dec 11, 2009) PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to invigorate small-town economies nationwide by helping farmers expand their businesses or find new markets to stay afloat, federal officials said Wednesday.
  • Idaho Board OKs Deal to Keep Research Center Open
    (Dec 11, 2009) TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The state Board of Education has approved the University of Idaho's plans to sign a five-year agreement with J.R. Simplot Co. aimed at keeping a cash-strapped agricultural research center open until 2014.
  • Holiday Border Crackdown Targets Fruit, Raw Pork
    (Dec 11, 2009) HIDALGO, Texas (AP) – The mountain of oranges, tangerines, lemons and more exotic fruits piled in the customs office at the Hidalgo international bridge in Texas on Thanksgiving Day would have made any grocer proud.
  • Report Shows Northern Plains Farmers Use More Water
    (Dec 11, 2009) SIOUX FALLS, S.D (AP) – A new government report examining whether increased biofuels use could pinch the nation's water resources says farmers in the Northern Plains use considerably more water to produce a gallon of corn ethanol than growers in...
  • Poultry May Rule the Roost on Kentucky Farms
    (Dec 11, 2009) LOUISVILLE, Ky — Kentucky's slumping horse industry appears on pace to be overtaken by poultry farming as the king of the state's agricultural sector.
  • 15 Year-Old Wisconsin Cheddar for $50 Per Pound
    (Dec 11, 2009) MINERAL POINT, Wis (AP) - A 15-year-old cheddar made in Wisconsin, possibly the most mature cheese for sale in the country, is selling well despite the $50-per-pound price tag, its producer said Saturday.
  • Va. Christmas Tree Growers See Bargain Hunters
    (Dec 11, 2009) RICHMOND, Va (AP) - The list of Christmas essentials still includes a tree, even if many people are hunting for bargains this year.