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Market to Market February 5, 2010 (#3523)

After pledging to cut costs, President Obama offers up the largest federal budget in history. Across the nation, ethanol producers give mixed reviews to the final Renewable Fuels Standard. Down at the rail yard, an innovative program connects farmers and consumers from coast to coast. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:47)

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In the News

  • USDA Awarding $310 Million for Broadband Projects
    (Feb 5, 2010) The Agriculture Department is handing out nearly $310 million in stimulus money to bring high-speed Internet connections to 14 rural communities around the country.
  • Hope Returns After Year of Steep US Dairy Losses
    (Feb 5, 2010) MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Only months ago, dairy producers were slaughtering an average of 50,000 dairy cows a week because a milk glut made it impossible to sell their milk for what it cost to produce.
  • Salazar Says He's 'Bullish' on Wind Energy
    (Feb 5, 2010) ABOARD USCGC IDA LEWIS (AP) - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar says the future of wind energy in the U.S does not hang on his decision about a Massachusetts project.
  • Tests Prove Link to Pepper in Salmonella Outbreak
    (Feb 5, 2010) PROVIDENCE, R.I (AP) -- Tests have shown that the same strain of salmonella that sickened more than 200 people in at least 42 states has been found in black pepper, but it's not clear if it's the only source of the outbreak, the state health...
  • Urban Farmers Fight Nationwide to Sow Green Biz
    (Feb 5, 2010) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tara Kolla fancied herself a green thumb-turned-green businesswoman when she planted an organic flower plot in her yard and sold poppies, sweet peas and zinnias at the local farmers market.
  • China Launches Emergency Sweep for Tainted Milk
    (Feb 5, 2010) BEIJING (AP) -- China has launched a 10-day emergency crackdown on tainted milk products after several were found creeping back onto the market despite a massive scandal that sickened hundreds of thousands of children in 2008.
  • Oregon Cowboys Hit Hard by Recession, Change
    (Feb 5, 2010) SALEM, Ore (AP) - John Moyer says he's never faced work prospects like these.