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Market to Market October 14, 2011 (#3707)


USDA increases its estimates on domestic grain ending stocks. Congress approves three long-awaited unilateral trade agreements. And the World Food Prize honors two leaders for alleviating poverty and hunger. Those stories and market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:49)

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In the News

  • Ag Panels Suggest $23 Billion Savings From Farm Programs
    (Oct 14, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate agriculture committees are planning to suggest $23 billion in farm and nutrition savings over 10 years to the congressional supercommittee charged with reducing debt.Concerned about major cuts, the top...
  • Foreign Insects, Disease Got Into U.S.
    (Oct 14, 2011) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on preventing another attack that they overlooked a pest explosion that...
  • California Has New Law to Stop Intimidation of Farmworkers
    (Oct 14, 2011)  FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California has a new law that will allowstate regulators to automatically certify union elections byfarmworkers if they determine growers used threats or intimidationtoward workers in the election...
  • Farmers Riled Over Proposed EU Reform
    (Oct 14, 2011)     BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Commission proposed a drasticoverhaul of the EU's massive farm support program Wednesday butcame under immediate attack from farmers, environmentalists andeven the United...
  • Young People Eyeing Farming as Career in Iowa
    (Oct 14, 2011) CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Ben Novak plans to return to his family's farm near Elberon in eastern Iowa to begin his career as a full-time farmer after he graduates from college next year. "That's always what I intended to be," Novak said. "I...
  • Plenty of Pumpkins
    (Oct 14, 2011)     CLINTON, Ill. (AP) - Central Illinois farmers say there will beplenty of pumpkins this fall for carving and cooking despite a hot,dry summer.     State agriculture officials say Illinois is the...
  • Corn - fused
    (Oct 14, 2011)  KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - The Kankakee corn crop looked like a fieldof dreams for a fugitive: Right up until the police realized therewas a farmer with a combine ready to do some harvesting.     About 90 minutes after Mark...