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Market to Market January 7, 2011 (#3619)


President Obama approves a multi-million dollar overhaul of the nation's food safety system. A new year brings new faces to key leadership positions in Washington and a new challenge for ethanol. And new research suggests no-till farming and systematic crop rotation offer benefits for the air and the land. Those stories and market analysis with Walt Hackney and Virgil Robinson. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture Barack Obama biofuels Congress crops Energy/Environment food safety markets politics presidents renewable fuels Washington D.C.

In the News

  • Farmers Who Limit Losses Targeted To Receive Insurance Refunds
    (Jan 7, 2011) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The federal government proposed Thursday to reward farmers who use crop insurance and demonstrate good management practices that limit their losses.
  • Dioxin Contamination Causes Germany to Halt Pork and Egg Sales
    (Jan 7, 2011) BERLIN (AP) -- Germany froze sales of poultry, pork and eggs from more than 4,700 farms Friday to stem the spread of food contaminated with cancer-causing dioxin, as fears grew that farmers could have been using tainted livestock feed for months.
  • Vatican Official Tamps Down Perceived OK to GMOs
    (Jan 7, 2011) VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A Vatican cardinal backed off the Holy See's perceived approval of biotech crops Tuesday, saying farmers in the developing world shouldn't be dependent on foreign multinationals for their seeds.
  • Beekeepers Derail Proposed Bee Rules
    (Jan 7, 2011) TERRE HAUTE, Ind (AP) — Western Indiana beekeepers who swarmed county officials with complaints about proposed limits on their honey-making hobby have forced officials to drop the proposal after warning that it would have virtually eliminated the...
  • Florida Agriculture Loses $273M in December Freeze
    (Jan 7, 2011) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- December's wave of unusually cold weather has destroyed much of Florida's green beans and sweet corn, which means shoppers will pay more at the grocery store and see more imports on the shelves.