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Market to Market July 29, 2011 (#3648)

Congress grounds airport construction over rural subsidies. The Post Master General puts small town post offices under scrutiny. Two companies bring farming back to the Big Apple and shout it from the roof tops. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:45)

Tags: airports Congress construction industry markets New York rural

In the News

  • Farm Worker Union Organizer Richard Chavez Dies at 81
    (Jul 29, 2011) BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- Richard Chavez, who helped brother Cesar Chavez build the United Farmworkers of America, has died at the age of 81.
  • Plant Workers Ask Judge to Bar Immigration Findings
    (Jul 29, 2011) TANGENT, Ore. (AP) -- Dennis Glaser's farm should be abuzz with activity, with his tractors in the field and three John Deere combines churning out premium Oregon grass seed.
  • Texas Ag Losses Could Set New Record
    (Jul 29, 2011) LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Randy McGee spent $28,000 in one month pumping water onto about 500 acres in West Texas before he decided to give up irrigating 75 acres of corn and focus on other crops that stood a better chance in the drought.
  • Amid Bee Die-Off, Healthy Hives Thrive in Cities
    (Jul 29, 2011) CHICAGO (AP) -- Among the wildflowers and native grasses in the garden atop Chicago's City Hall stand two beehives where more than 100,000 bees come and go in patterns more graceful, but just as busy, as the traffic on the street 11 stories below.
  • Vegas Company Gambles on Desert Shrimp Farm
    (Jul 29, 2011) NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) -- In an arid field of Joshua trees and desert brush 30 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, an isolated farm is raising thousands of recently hatched shrimp in salt-water tanks filled from a nearby well.