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Market to Market September 10, 2010 (#3602)


USDA releases its latest crop production and global supply and demand estimates. Animal welfare experts seize the recall of half billion eggs to cry "fowl" over production methods. By helping the hungry produce their own food, Heifer International feeds people for a lifetime. Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:47)

Tags: agriculture animals charity chickens crops economy eggs food markets poverty USDA

In the News

  • $3.3 Million Grant Promotes Conservation in Missouri
    (Sep 10, 2010) STOUTSVILLE, Mo (AP) — A $3.3 million grant will help farmers in northeast Missouri control soil erosion and improve soil quality, while keeping agricultural runoff out of drinking water supplies.
  • Food Executive in Food Probe Meets $6 Million Bail
    (Sep 10, 2010) SACRAMENTO, California (AP) - A former food company executive at the center of a tomato price-fixing investigation was released from jail September 3 on $6 million bail.
  • Drought-Hit California-Oregon Border Getting Fed's Help
    (Sep 10, 2010) TULE LAKE, Calif (AP) — An ongoing drought has led the federal government to declare a disaster area in the California-Oregon border region in an effort to bring relief to stricken farmers and ranchers.
  • UN: No Food Crisis Looms Despite Russia Wheat Ban
    (Sep 10, 2010) ROME (AP) — No global food crisis appears to be looming despite a Russian wheat shortfall that has helped lift prices to their highest level in two years, but volatile food commodities markets need better regulation, a U.N agency said Tuesday.
  • Tractor Upgrades Reduce Farm Deaths
    (Sep 10, 2010) (AP) - Dairy farmer Anthony Marco was compressing a long row of chopped hay beneath his tractor two weeks ago, preparing it as winter feed for his cows, when the 4-ton machine suddenly toppled over as he drove it along the pile's steep sides.