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Market to Market May 21, 2010 (#3538)


Officials announce new efforts to open foreign markets to U.S. agricultural exports. The White House declares war on the nation's "growing problem" of childhood obesity. Watchdogs say America's wealthiest producers continue to receive the majority of farm subsidies. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture children crops economy farm subsidies farmers health markets obesity war

In the News

  • Monsanto Gives Haiti $4 Million in Hybrid Seeds
    (May 21, 2010) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - U.S. agriculture giant Monsanto Co. is donating $4 million worth of seeds to Haiti, the biotechnology manufacturer's first major foray into the chronically hungry nation.
  • Lincoln Enlists Clinton to Help in Ark. Runoff Fight
    (May 21, 2010) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Bill Halter wasted no time Wednesday trying to rally voter support in his runoff with Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln, who enlisted the help of former President Bill Clinton in her fight for her political career.
  • Wisconsin Governor Bars Most Raw Milk Sales In 'America's Dairyland'
    (May 21, 2010) MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- If you're looking to buy raw milk, don't rely on "America's Dairyland." Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed limited sales of raw milk, saying he wanted to protect citizens' health. He...
  • US Top Scientists Urge Coal, Oil Use Penalties
    (May 21, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) — Ditching its past cautious tone, the nation's top scientists urged the government Wednesday to take drastic action to raise the cost of using coal and oil to slow global warming.
  • Deere 2Q Profit rises on Improving Farm, Construction Equipment Sales
    (May 21, 2010) Deere & Co said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit jumped 16 percent as sales of farm and construction equipment improved, so the maker of iconic green and yellow machinery raised its outlook for the second time this year.