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Market to Market November 5, 2010 (#3610)


The largest shift in congressional power in half a century ushers in new leadership in D.C. Prior to USDA estimates next week, private analysts prognosticate corn and soybean production numbers. And by converting one man's trash into cellulosic treasure, "Project Liberty" embraces the next generation of renewable fuels. Those stories and market analysis with Elaine Kub. (27:48)

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In the News

  • Concerns for Food Safety Grow as Vet Students Pick Pets over Farm Animals
    (Nov 5, 2010) FRESNO, Calif (AP) -- The number of veterinarians who work with cows, pigs, chickens and other farm animals is on the decline as many prepare to retire and fewer students opt for large animal practice, results from a recent study showed.
  • Retail sales cool in October
    (Nov 5, 2010) NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers took a breather in October, resulting in lackluster gains for retailers and raising the stakes on what is sure to be a competitive holiday season.
  • School brings farming to The Big Apple
    (Nov 5, 2010) NEW YORK (AP) - A formerly weed-choked lot in New York's South Bronx will be a classroom for a new venture called Farm School NYC: The New York City School of Urban Agriculture.
  • Conference: Consider ag when fighting climate change
    (Nov 5, 2010) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) An 80-nation conference on food security is urging U.N climate negotiators to consider agriculture when drawing up strategies to fight climate change.
  • Apps and tweets help in the kitchen
    (Nov 5, 2010) Need to talk turkey? Baffled by Brussels sprouts? Sure, you could go old school and call a 1-800 holiday helpline. But these days, cooks are finding inspiration, or salvation as the case may be, online.
  • End is near for apple orchard
    (Nov 4, 2010) GRAFTON, Ill (AP) - The end is near for Yates Apple Orchard. The orchard, located near Grafton in southern Illinois, has been in the Yates family for 79 years. Owner Bill Yates says it is closing because he is getting too old.
  • Congress committees to get new chairmen
    (Nov 5, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican takeover of the House means a complete turnover in committee chairmen, with the new, and sometimes returning, GOP chairmen coming in armed with the promise from their leaders that they will no longer be an...