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Market to Market February 3, 2012 (#3723)

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The Department of Labor is called to task over who can work on the family farm. U.S. cattlemen ride herd over the smallest numbers in six decades. And climatologists cast a weather eye on the future. Market analysis with Darin Newsom.

Tags: agriculture business cattlemen children climate Congress Darin Newsom Department of Labor economy farm safety farms Labor Department markets USDA weather

In the News

  • Portions of Texas emerge from drought
    (Feb 3, 2012) HOUSTON (AP) - For millions of Dallas-area residents, one of the most severe droughts in Texas history is no longer a concern - for now. The U.S. Drought Monitor, in its weekly map posted online Thursday, classified the Dallas-Fort Worth area as...
  • Report: Midwest economic index jumped in January
    (Feb 3, 2012) The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states rebounded from a weak December and is poised to continue growing in the months ahead, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Wednesday.
  • Lawmakers delay hearing on school trans fat ban
    (Feb 3, 2012) The nation's leanest state is taking its time as it considers a proposal aimed at getting junk food out of schools.
  • Feds: Mid-Atlantic wind farms take step forward
    (Feb 3, 2012) Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would leave no major environmental damage, officials said Thursday.
  • Minnesota food company recalls eggs in 34 states
    (Feb 3, 2012) A Minnesota food company said Friday it is recalling more than a million hard-cooked eggs distributed to 34 states after testing revealed some may be contaminated with listeria.
  • Raw milk remains popular, despite illnesses
    (Feb 3, 2012) The popularity of unpasteurized raw milk remains strong despite warnings from public health officials about its dangers and outbreaks of bacterial infections.