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Market to Market October 15, 2010 (#3607)

Increased blends of ethanol get the nod from the EPA, but only for some vehicles. The harvest of 2010 rolls along at breakneck pace -- and so does a rare, late-season rally. We examine the impact of 25 years worth of benefit concerts for the American farmer. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:43)

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In the News

  • Western Vinters Hope Late Harvest Makes Fine Wine
    (Oct 15, 2010) FRESNO, Calif (AP) -- A cool summer along the West Coast has made for a hurried harvest in the nation's top winemaking regions as growers rush to beat the first frost.
  • Kazakhstan Flies In N. Dakota Cows to Boost Beef Industry
    (Oct 15, 2010) BISMARCK, N.D (AP) -- Dozens of hardy cattle bred to withstand North Dakota's harsh winters took off on a jumbo jet to Kazakhstan on Tuesday, the first wave of animals being sent to help rebuild the former Soviet republic's beef industry.
  • Government Close to a Settlement with American Indian Farmers
    (Oct 15, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is close to a settlement with American Indian farmers who have said the Agriculture Department discriminated against them for decades.
  • Annan Calls For More African Aid For Farmers
    (Oct 15, 2010) DES MOINES, Iowa — Progress has been made but more still needs to be done to help small farmers who are dependent on what they grow on only a few acres for their survival, former U.N Secretary General Kofi Annan said Thursday.
  • Florida Tomato Pickers Announce New Deal With Growers
    (Oct 15, 2010) MIAMI (AP) -- A group representing Florida farmworkers and one of the country's largest tomato growers said Wednesday they reached an agreement that will finally guarantee higher pay and better conditions for the workers.
  • Wal-Mart Looks to Stock More Local Produce
    (Oct 15, 2010) NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to double its sales of locally sourced produce in the U.S.
  • Election Unlikely to Change US Farm Subsidies
    (Oct 15, 2010) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Republicans might take control of Congress as they ride a wave of voter anger over deficit spending and big government, but experts who follow agriculture say they don't expect deep cuts in subsidies to farmers who grow...