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Market to Market August 17, 2012 (#3751)

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Politicians visit the fair to outline their priorities for rural America. Cooler temperatures and scattered showers offer little relief to scorched crops. Barge traffic slows to a crawl as the Mississippi falls to its lowest level in decades. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (24:22)

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In the News

  • Harvesting Study on Food Loss
    (Aug 17, 2012) Researchers from the University of Illinois and three universities in Brazil are teaming up to study ways to reduce the amount of food lost after harvesting.
  • Anthrax Found in CO Cows
    (Aug 17, 2012) Anthrax has been found in two cows in northeast Colorado adjacent to the ranch where 60 cows died last week and anthrax was confirmed.
  • Big Money Poured into Labeling Fight
    (Aug 17, 2012) The nation's largest agribusinesses and biotech companies are pouring big money into the fight against the country's first-ever initiative that would require special labels on foods made with genetically modified ingredients.