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Market to Market August 26, 2011 (#3652)


From Wall Street to Main Street, economists note the impact of a slowing economy. A major grain processor refuses to accept federally approved genetically engineered corn. Despite uncertainty over federal support, the "winds of change" bring power to rural America. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier.

Tags: agriculture Agrisure Viptera Aventis Bunge crops economy Ernie Goss farmers genetic engineering grain grain processors markets midwest news rural Starlink Syngenta wind power

In the News

  • $103M to Expand Broadband Internet in Rural U.S.
    (Aug 26, 2011) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to those areas of rural America that haven't been reached by the high-speed service or are...
  • US Tobacco Crop Rises, but Down from a Decade Ago
    (Aug 26, 2011)
  • Report Urges World to Secure Drinking Water Access
    (Aug 26, 2011) STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Investing as little as 0.16 percent of the world's gross domestic product - or $198 billion per year - could give half a billion people regular access to safe drinking water within four years, a U.N. official said...
  • Local Wheat Sees Revival in Former Grain States
    (Aug 26, 2011) WESTFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Amber waves of grain are rippling again in parts of New England, once considered the region's bread basket. Vermont and Maine ceded that distinction to the Midwest in the 1800s, when the Erie Canal and intercontinental...
  • Report Shows More U.S. Farmers Relying on Internet
    (Aug 26, 2011) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Think of farms and images of tractors and combines come to mind. But what about laptops, smart phones and tablets?   The number of farmers with Internet access on a variety of digital gadgets has dramatically...