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Market to Market August 31, 2012 (#3801)


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Hurricane Isaac hits New Orleans seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina. Promising to get America back on track, Mitt Romney accepts the GOP nomination. A trio of brothers teaches millions about agriculture by showing “how they grow it” in Kansas. Market analysis with John Roach. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture agriculture animals business CAFO economy farms GOP race Hurriance Isaac Hurricane Katrina hurricanes John Roach livestock markets Mitt Romney New Orleans viral video

In the News

  • Kona Coffee Trouble Brews Between Safeway, Farmers
    (Aug 31, 2012) HONOLULU (AP) -- A national grocer said it has changed its label on packages of Kona coffee blends, making good on a promise it made last year to a group of Hawaii coffee farmers. But the Kona Coffee Farmers Association said Thursday Safeway...
  • Ex-Butterball Worker Pleads Guilty to Turkey Abuse
    (Aug 31, 2012) RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) -- A former employee of a Butterball plant in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after he was seen on videotape abusing turkeys.Brian Douglas was one of several people shown stomping, kicking and bashing live...
  • California Slaughterhouse Gets USDA Approval to Reopen
    (Aug 31, 2012) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A slaughterhouse at the center of a food safety and cruelty investigation resumed operations Monday after federal officials approved its plan to improve treatment of animals. However, the investigation was ongoing to...
  • Corn Belt Benefits From Recent Rains
    (Aug 31, 2012) ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Growers in key farm states punished by the nation's worst drought in two generations welcomed recent rains that at least for a time soaked their parched crops and eased the dryness. But with Hurricane Isaac's remnants crawling...
  • Nebraska Businessman to Help Students Learn about Agriculture
    (Aug 31, 2012) BIG SPRINGS, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska businessman wants to help FFA members learn more about agriculture careers.  So Ron Grapes, who farms near Big Springs, Neb., has created an endowment fund that will award grants to FFA members...
  • Drought-weary Farmers Await Isaac's Remnants
    (Aug 31, 2012) ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Indiana farmer John Kolb normally would welcome storms that could provide his crops with badly needed water in this summer of drought. Instead, he and other Corn Belt farmers are nervously watching the forecast as Hurricane...