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Market to Market April 2, 2010 (#3531)


The Agriculture Department predicts some big numbers in its prospective plantings report. President Obama announces policy changes that could clear the way for oil drilling off US coasts. And a 4H program helps shutterbugs develop photography skills by focusing on rural America. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake, are on this Market to Market program. (27:47)

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In the News

  • New Aphid Strain Threatens Soybeans
    (Apr 1, 2010) SPRINGFIELD, Ill (AP) -- A couple of University of Illinois plant researchers say new varieties of aphids could become a significant threat to the nation's soybean crop.
  • Everglades Deal In Jeopardy After Judge's Ruling
    (Apr 1, 2010) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Crist's grand plan to revive the dying Florida Everglades by buying back the land is in jeopardy after a federal judge Wednesday ordered the state to resume construction on a multimillion-dollar...
  • Grasshopper Outlook Strikes Fear on Western Range
    (Apr 1, 2010) NEWCASTLE, Wyo (AP) -- Grasshopper infestations have taken on mythic tones here on the arid prairie of northeastern Wyoming - they blanket highways, eat T-shirts off clotheslines and devour nearly every scrap of vegetation on ranches and farms.
  • Wisconsin Committee Approves Raw Milk Bill
    (Apr 1, 2010) MADISON, Wis (AP) -- Wisconsin dairy farmers could legally sell raw, unpasteurized milk directly to consumers despite potential health risks under a bill an Assembly committee approved Tuesday.
  • Kid's Spurn Healthy Lunches
    (Apr 1, 2010) MORGANTOWN, W.Va (AP) -- A survey shows kids at the West Virginia school featured in "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" liked their standard pizza and chicken nuggets more than the celebrity chef's fresh, healthy menu items.
  • UN Official Expects No Climate Deal Until 2011
    (Apr 1, 2010) AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A new legal agreement committing nations around the world to curb greenhouse gas emissions is unlikely to be completed before the end of 2011, two years later than originally envisioned, the top U.N climate official said Wednesday.
  • Calorie Labeling Could Lead to Healthier Fast Food
    (Apr 1, 2010) (AP) - Will a national requirement for chain restaurants to post calorie counts sound the death knell for bacon cheeseburgers and double chocolate doughnuts?