Iowa Public Television


Market to Market February 26, 2010 (#3526)

The outlook improves for the nation's livestock producers. Despite some opposition, farmers continue to embrace biotechnology. Where there's smoke, volunteers answer the call in rural America. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture biotechnology farmers firefighters livestock markets rural volunteers

In the News

  • Nurseries Struggle With Lagging Economy
    (Feb 26, 2010) PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather, David Niklas feels the quickening of spring as the season ramps up at his wholesale nursery in a farming community south of Portland.
  • Official: Climate Change Treaty Unlikely This Year
    (Feb 26, 2010) BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Industrialized and developing countries are not likely to reach a treaty this year on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, which have sparked fears of weather-related disasters, the U.N climate chief said Thursday.
  • Deere Recalls Workers to Iowa Plant
    (Feb 26, 2010) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Deere & Co is recalling 117 workers at its plants in Dubuque and Davenport as market conditions in its construction and forestry divisions improve.
  • Raw Milk Debate Spills Into U.S. Capitols, Courts
    (Feb 26, 2010) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Debate about the health attributes and risks of raw milk is spilling into statehouses and courtrooms across the United States as proponents of unpasteurized dairy products push to make them easier for consumers to buy.
  • Tourism Helps Tennessee Farms Stay in Business
    (Feb 26, 2010) NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) - In a tough year for Tennessee's state budget, the departments of tourism and agriculture have found a mutual silver lining: a boomlet in agricultural tourism.
  • Is It Worth Health Risks To Eat Raw Eggs?
    (Feb 26, 2010) Peanut butter recalls. Spinach scares. Contaminated meat. Is it any wonder families are jittery about their food? So much so that when The Associated Press recently ran a recipe for traditional spaghetti carbonara -- complete with its only barely...