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Market to Market November 19, 2010 (#3612)

Lawmakers ponder sweeping food safety reforms, giving the FDA increased regulatory authority. New research indicates the demise of a key tax credit for ethanol, could have a minimal effect on corn prices. And we'll discover why cranberries -- like all commodities -- are not immune to the immutable law of supply and demand. Those stories and market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture biofuels Congress corn cranberries ethanol farms food food safety markets renewable fuels research safety taxes

In the News

  • Michigan Senator to Chair Agriculture Panel
    (Nov 19, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michigan Sen Debbie Stabenow will become the next chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
  • EPA Sets Water Pollution Limits For Florida
    (Nov 19, 2010) TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has set legal limits for farm and urban runoff polluting waterways in Florida, the first time the federal agency has set standards for a state.
  • Report Questions Safety of Planned Biodefense Lab
    (Nov 19, 2010) TOPEKA, Kan (AP) -- A new report contends that federal officials have underestimated the risks associated with building a new lab in northeast Kansas that will study dangerous animal diseases that can be passed to humans.
  • Japan Is Test Case for Pacific Rim Free Trade Zone
    (Nov 19, 2010) YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- Although Asia-Pacific leaders have committed themselves to achieving a Pacific-wide free trade zone following an annual summit, host Japan may prove a key test case for how realistic that vision is.
  • Pardoned Bird Won't Be Going to Disneyland
    (Nov 19, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The turkey President Barack Obama will pardon this year for Thanksgiving is going to George Washington's house, not Mickey Mouse's, after his life is spared.
  • California Aims To Make Farmers Market More Local
    (Nov 19, 2010) FRESNO, Calif (AP) -- Officials in California have created a system to let customers know whether food sold at a farmers market actually was grown nearby.
  • Food Prices and Inflation Challenge China
    (Nov 19, 2010) BEIJING (AP) -- After announcing steps to curb surging food prices that are stoking public anger, China's leaders face the challenge of curbing simmering inflation pressures throughout the economy without derailing its recovery.
  • Food Production A Bright Light In A Gloomy Economy
    (Nov 19, 2010) MILWAUKEE (AP) -- While the recession took a toll on manufacturing and other industries, one part of the economy has remained a bright spot over the past few years: food production.