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Market to Market June 1, 2012 (#3740)


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Government analysts offer their outlook for U.S. agricultural trade. USDA celebrates its Sesquicentennial as "The People's Department." Market analysis with Alan Brugler. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture Alan Brugler business economy farms USDA wheat

In the News

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    (Jun 1, 2012) GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers plan to travel 200 miles by foot and hay wagon to draw attention to their plight. The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/M7se7L) that the caravan is departing...
  • For NY Farmers, Fracking Means Salvation - Or Ruin
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  • Assembly Approves Farm Worker Protection Bill
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  • NYC Proposes Ban On Sale Of Large Sodas
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  • FDA Nixes 'Corn Sugar' Label
    (Jun 1, 2012) NEW YOK (AP) - High fructose corn syrup won't get a wholesome new name after all. The Food and Drug Administration has rejected the Corn Refiners Association's bid to rename its sweetening agent "corn sugar." A representative from the association...
  • Kraft Fined For Short-Weight Oscar Mayer Packages
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  • USDA Survey Shows Fewer Honeybee Colony Losses
    (Jun 1, 2012) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture says fewer honeybee colonies are being lost, suggesting bees' health may be improving. A survey made public Thursday shows that about 22 percent of U.S. honeybee colonies were lost this...
  • Japan Farmers Plant, Pray For Radiation-Free Rice
    (Jun 1, 2012) FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailing neat rows of seedlings. He's living up to his family's proud, six-generation history...
  • Gov't Expanding E. coli Tests In Meat
    (Jun 1, 2012) WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is expanding E. coli testing in some raw meat, a move expected to prevent more people from contracting the bacteria that can cause severe illness or death. Starting Monday, the meat industry will have to...