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Market to Market February 12, 2010 (#3524)

Secretary Vilsack terminates the mandatory animal ID program. The Agriculture Department predicts a hefty increase in net farm income. And the “Fresh Express” delivers the goods from coast to coast while saving millions of gallons of fuel. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:44)

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In the News

  • New rules on farm workers will give Americans priority
    (Feb 12, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration moved Thursday to increase wages and job safety protections for temporary farm workers, reversing a Bush-era policy that unions said fostered cheap labor and undercut domestic hiring.
  • Bayer Must Pay $1.5M to U.S. Rice Farmers
    (Feb 12, 2010) ST LOUIS (AP)--A federal court jury has ordered the German conglomerate Bayer CropScience to pay $1.5 million to farmers in Arkansas and Mississippi whose rice seed was contaminated with a genetically altered strain.
  • First Lady Begins Fight Against Childhood Obesity
    (Feb 12, 2010) By DARLENE SUPERVILLE (AP) – 2 days ago WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled "Let's Move" — her national public awareness campaign against childhood obesity, a problem she says concerns her both as first lady and as a mom.
  • Judge: CA Pumping Limits Needed to Protect Smelt
    (Feb 12, 2010) FRESNO, Calif (AP) - A federal judge turned down California farmers' emergency request Wednesday to suspend water pumping restrictions in the state's delta in a ruling aimed at keeping a threatened fish species from being ground up in the pumps.
  • Survey Shows Minnesota Leader in Organic Farming
    (Feb 12, 2010) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that Minnesota ranks among the Top 10 states with the largest numbers of certified organic farms.
  • Idaho and Other States Prepare for California Egg Exodus
    (Feb 12, 2010) BOISE, Idaho (AP) -Idaho is among several states watching to see if a California animal cruelty law drives flocks of big egg farms there to fly the coop.
  • Senate Democrats Unveil Jobs Package
    (Feb 12, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats circulated a jobs bill Tuesday that's light on new initiatives on boosting hiring and heavy with provisions sought by lobbyists for business groups, doctors and the satellite broadcasting industry.