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Market to Market September 2, 2011 (#3701)


Ethanol industry leaders and government officials unite against biofuel foes. From tropical storms to record droughts, Mother Nature exacts her toll. U.S. farmers plan for bumper crops and record receipts. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:45)

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In the News

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  • Suit Could Chill Government Efforts to Keep Food Safe
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  • Rules Seek to Improve Safety for Child Farmworkers
    (Sep 2, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Labor Department is proposing new rules to improve the safety of children who work on farms. The rules would ban children under 18 from working in or around grain elevators, feed lots and other areas deemed unsafe. The...
  • Monsanto Seeks OK for Low-fat Soybean
    (Sep 2, 2011) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The soybean industry is seeking government approval of a genetically modified soybean it says will produce oil lower in saturated fat, offer consumers a healthier alternative to foods containing trans fats and increase...
  • Texas Drought Could Threaten Endangered Species
    (Sep 2, 2011) LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Federal officials are readying plans to evacuate a small number of endangered species in Texas as a severe drought lowers water levels and threatens the survival of rare wildlife in the state's huge ecosystem. Months with...
  • Farmers Flush but Worried Economy not Recovering
    (Sep 2, 2011) DECATUR, Ill. (AP) -- More than 600 companies set up tents and booths at the annual Farm Progress Show, but a list of the companies that didn't get in gives you an idea of the strength of the country's farm economy. "We had calls from...