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Market to Market June 8, 2012 (#3741)


In this special edition, Market to Market pays tribute to Mark Pearson. Regular analysts Tomm Pfitzenmaier, Sue Martin, John Roach and Virgil Robinson discuss Pearson's long and noteworthy career. (28:45)

Tags: agriculture business economy farms John Roach Mark Pearson Sue Martin Tomm Pfitzenmaier Virgil Robinson

In the News

  • Cattle Prices Jump As Ranchers Begin Rebuilding
    (Jun 8, 2012) FRANKSTON, Texas (AP) — A cow runs circles in a small pen, her baby close by her side. Ranchers, their brows wrinkled, scribble in a glossy catalog while high on a podium the auctioneer slams his gavel, taking bids as the price of the pair...
  • Corporations Boost Agricultural Research Funding
    (Jun 8, 2012) COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The gap between federal support for agricultural research at large public universities and private investment continues to grow — and the divide comes with increased threats to academic freedom and more instances of...
  • Disney Pushes Nutrition
    (Jun 8, 2012) NEW YORK (AP) — There won't be any more candy, sugary cereal or fast food on TV with the morning cartoons. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday became the first major media company to ban ads for junk food on its television channels, radio stations...
  • Schools Turn Their Noses Up At Lean Finely Textured Beef
    (Jun 8, 2012) NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in...
  • Global Food Prices Down Sharply
    (Jun 8, 2012) ROME, Italy (AP) -- A U.N. agency says world food prices dropped sharply in May, reaching their lowest level in eight months due to favorable supplies and currency fluctuations. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in its monthly report...
  • Farm Bill Clears First Hurdle In Senate
    (Jun 8, 2012) WASHINGTON (AP) — A five-year farm and food bill that would revamp the federal safety net for farmers and eliminate direct government payments for idle crop fields took its first step toward passage Thursday in the Senate. A 90-8 vote to...