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Market to Market January 22, 2010 (#3521)

Prior to the global recession, growing foreign demand drives milk prices to record highs and prompts dairy producers to expand their herds. But in 2009, the export market goes dry, and dairy prices fell well below the average cost of production. We'll examine the economic outlook for America's dairy industry on a special edition of Market to Market. (27:47)

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In the News

  • Net Farm Income Drops 56 Percent in Wisconsin
    (Jan 21, 2010) MADISON, Wis (AP) - Net farm income dropped in Wisconsin by 56 percent in 2009, according to a new report.
  • Biofuels Could Help Jobs and Clean Chesapeake Bay
    (Jan 21, 2010) Baltimore (AP) - More farming, not less, could be the answer to cleaning the Chesapeake Bay, according to a new report that finds biofuels from plants grown in the Chesapeake Bay watershed could create jobs, provide energy and prevent millions of...
  • Iowa Meatpacking Plant Closure Ending 1,450 Jobs
    (Jan 21, 2010) Des Moines, Iowa (AP) - John Morrell & Co is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux City, eliminating all 1,450 hourly and salaried jobs at one of the city's largest employers, the company announced Wednesday.
  • Scientists Turn Stem Cells Into Pork
    (Jan 21, 2010) LONDON (AP) — Call it pork in a petri dish — a technique to turn pig stem cells into strips of meat that scientists say could one day offer a green alternative to raising livestock, help alleviate world hunger, and save some pigs their bacon.
  • NRCS Touting Nevada Farm 'High Tunnel' Program
    (Jan 21, 2010) RENO, Nev. (AP) -The federal Agriculture Department says guidelines for a pilot project in Nevada to build farm structures called "high tunnels" have been released by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  • Saving Delta is the Core of New California Water Policy
    (Jan 21, 2010) SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) - It was just five years ago that fishing guide Bob Sparre had all the salmon he could handle.
  • Christ Extends Order aiding Florida Growers
    (Jan 21, 2010) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist has extended an executive order raising weight and size limits for trucks that Florida growers use to transport citrus and other crops affected by freezing weather.