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Market to Market June 29, 2012 (#3744)


Flames ravage the Mountain West in the most destructive wildfires in Colorado history. California growers battle an employment shortage and shifting immigration policies near America's "salad bowl." Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture business California Colorado economy employment farms immigrant labor immigration policy Jamey Kohake markets wildfires

In the News

  • Agriculture Secretary Presses House on Farm Bill
    (Jun 29, 2012) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday urged the Republican-led House to vote on a long-term farm policy bill, saying failure to act could leave livestock producers exposed to disasters and other farmers uncertain about the...
  • Drought-stricken Wyoming Ranchers Look to North Dakota Pastures
    (Jun 29, 2012) BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Drought-stricken cattle ranchers in Wyoming are looking to surrounding states for grazing land, and their best bet might be North Dakota, where farmers this year have been luckier than their neighbors. While large areas of...
  • Can Iowa's Boom Farm Times Shape White House Race?
    (Jun 29, 2012) CARROLL, Iowa (AP) -- In the swaying curtain of green fields outside town, Russ Ranniger hums along in his Deere tractor, plowing the same soil his father did, sleeping in the same 1881 wood-frame house he was carried into as a newborn 60 years...
  • No Quick-fix for China's Troubled Dairy Industry
    (Jun 29, 2012) BEIJING (AP) -- China learned hard lessons from a contaminated milk scandal that left six babies dead four years ago but its dairy industry is still plagued by quality lapses, from toxic mold in milk to mercury in baby formula. Experts say the new...
  • How States Fared on Unemployment Aid Applications
    (Jun 29, 2012) The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, but the level of applications remains too high to signal a pickup in hiring. Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in weekly unemployment...
  • Alabama is Lab for Arizona-style Immigration Provision
    (Jun 29, 2012) PELHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Moments after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the "show me your papers" provision of Arizona's immigration law, the switchboard lit up at one of Alabama's largest Spanish-language radio stations as worried listeners called...