Iowa Public Television


Market to Market April 16, 2010 (#3533)

Hope springs eternal as farmers observe the annual rite of spring planting. Lack of competition in the biotech arena has the Obama Administration poised to enforce antitrust laws. And agricultural diplomats turn back to the hands of time to relive Nikita Khrushchev's visit to an All-American farm. Those stories and market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture biotechnology business economy markets Nikita Khrushchev rural

In the News

  • Wisconsin Senate Approves Unpasteurized Milk Sales
    (Apr 16, 2010) Madison (AP) - Wisconsin farmers could sell raw, unpasteurized milk for the next two years directly to consumers under a bill passed Thursday by the state Senate.
  • Less Wheat More Beans
    (Apr 16, 2010) SALINA, Kansas (AP) It's a crop that's almost synonymous with Kansas, but farmers across the State are planting less wheat.
  • Kansas Water-Rights Plan Evaporates in Legislature
    (Apr 16, 2010) TOPEKA (AP) — A proposal by Kansas Agriculture Secretary Josh Svaty to increase water conservation across the state appears to have run out of steam.
  • Jury Tells Bayer to Pay Ark. Rice Farmers $48M
    (Apr 16, 2010) LITTLE ROCK, Ark (AP) — A jury says Bayer CropScience must pay a dozen Arkansas farmers $48 million over a genetically altered strain of rice that got into the commercial market.
  • Program to Help Rural Home Buyers is Nearly Broke
    (Apr 16, 2010) MINNEAPOLIS (AP)— A federal loan program that has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans buy homes in rural areas is about to run out of money, potentially crippling the real estate market in many small communities.
  • New Owner Says Production Increasing at Postville Slaughterhouse
    (Apr 16, 2010) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Postville kosher slaughterhouse that went bankrupt after a federal immigration raid nearly two years ago is growing and on target to return to earlier production levels, its new owner said Tuesday.