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Market to Market October 22, 2010 (#3608)

The Obama Administration announces new incentives for biofuels production. Fall harvest is in high gear, and -- judging from prices -- there is little harvest pressure. And we examine efforts to curb nitrate runoff and increase yields through innovative drainage management. Those stories and market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture Barack Obama biofuels ethanol harvest markets renewable fuels

In the News

  • Meat Lobbyists Believe Rule May Lift Prices and Destroy Jobs
    (Oct 22, 2010) ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A meat industry lobbying group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withdraw a proposed antitrust rule that it claims will raise meat prices and destroy jobs.
  • Feds Consider Limiting Potatoes Offered to Kids
    (Oct 22, 2010) GLEED, Wash (AP) — Potato growers are fighting back against efforts to ban or limit potatoes in federal child nutrition programs, arguing the tuber is loaded with potassium and vitamin C and shouldn't be considered junk food.
  • Exploratory Potash Drilling Set in Northwest N. Dak.
    (Oct 22, 2010) BISMARCK, N.D (AP) -- Amid a record number of rigs drilling for oil in North Dakota, one is slated to bore for potash, a form of salt used for fertilizer.
  • FDA: Iowa Company's Eggs OK to Sell After Recall
    (Oct 22, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of two Iowa farms that recalled millions of eggs this summer will start shipping its products to stores again, but the second farm could be shut down if it doesn't clean up, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday.
  • Government Offers $680 Million for Native American Farmers
    (Oct 22, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is offering American Indian farmers who say they were denied farm loans a $680 million settlement.
  • Tainted Celery Sickens at Least 6 in Texas; 4 Die
    (Oct 22, 2010) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas health officials have shut down a processing plant linked to contaminated celery that sickened at least six people this year, four of whom died, and ordered the recall of all of the produce that has passed through the plant...
  • Chiquita Uses New Salad Wash to Ward Off Bacteria
    (Oct 22, 2010) NEW YORK (AP) -- Chiquita Brands International Inc. said Friday it is using a new wash on its bagged salads that it says better kills bacteria including E. coli and salmonella.