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Market to Market March 2, 2012 (#3727)


The rally continues on Wall Street, accompanied by a concurrent recovery on Main Street. Soaring meat prices prompt one lawmaker to seek a federal ban on packer ownership of livestock. The Iowa legislature approves a bill making it a crime to enter farming operations surreptitiously. Market analysis with Don Roose. (24:45)

Tags: agriculture budgets business crime Don Roose economy Iowa meat industry meat processing plants Wall Street whistleblowers

In the News

  • USDA to Lead China Trade Mission in March
    (Mar 2, 2012) AMES, Iowa (AP) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department will lead an agricultural trade mission to China at the end of March. Representatives from 40 U.S. agribusinesses and six state agriculture department leaders are...
  • Shell, Environmental Group Team up to Save Island
    (Mar 2, 2012) ARANSAS PASS, Texas (AP) -- An eroding Texas island where more than 20,000 birds nest in scraggly trees and on a narrow patch of sand will be built back up thanks to a partnership between the Nature Conservancy of Texas and Shell Oil that was...
  • Judge Blocks Day Labor Rules in AZ Immigration Law
    (Mar 2, 2012) PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal judge blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets. U.S. District...
  • China Brings Supermarket Concept to North Korea
    (Mar 2, 2012) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- In his last public appearance, late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il went shopping. He peered at the prices affixed to shelves packed with everything from Pantene shampoo to Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. And he nodded his...
  • Texas Rice Farmers Won't Get Water for Irrigation
    (Mar 2, 2012) HOUSTON (AP) -- Thousands of Texas rice farmers won't get water for irrigation this year because lakes and rivers remain low after more than a year of drought. The Lower Colorado River Authority said Friday it won't release water from two...
  • USDA Unveils New Conservation Program
    (Mar 2, 2012) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will unveil a new program Friday that will offer financial incentives for farmers to enroll up to 1 million new acres of grasslands and wetlands into the conservation reserve program. The...