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Market to Market December 7, 2012 (#3815)

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Lawmakers hoping to avert the Fiscal Cliff eye billions of dollars in government farm spending. Tougher immigration policy leads to a shortage of farmworkers in the nation’s Salad Bowl. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. (27:47)

Tags: agriculture exports farming farms fiscal cliff immigration Jamey Kohake markets subsidies

In the News

  • Program Trains Farmworkers To Be Organic Farmers
    (Dec 7, 2012) By learning crop planning, production, marketing and distribution, farmworkers learn skills that can help them move up the job ladder.
  • $2.7M Grant To Provide Jobs For Florida Oystermen
    (Dec 7, 2012) Grant will pay 200 dislocated oystermen to re-shell bay in the Florida Panhandle
  • U.N. Climate Talks Go Into Overtime In Qatar
    (Dec 7, 2012) With several developing countries, the U.S. and other developed countries reject a draft agreement, highlighting the deep divide that has haunted the talks since they first started two decades ago.
  • Fast-Growing Fish May Never Find Their Way To Your Plate
    (Dec 7, 2012) Aquabounty is the only U.S. company publicly seeking approval for a genetically modified animal that's raised to be eaten by humans.
  • Farm Groups To Renew Push For Stable Work Force
    (Dec 7, 2012) The proposal includes reducing the requirements for growers to recruit workers and moving a federal guest-worker program from the Labor Department to the Agriculture Department.
  • China Overtaking US As Global Trader
    (Dec 7, 2012) As recently as 2006, the U.S. was the larger trading partner for 127 countries, versus just 70 for China. By last year the two had clearly traded places: 124 countries for China, 76 for the U.S.
  • Farm Bill Could Hinge On Budget Talks
    (Dec 7, 2012) Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., signaled her eagerness to pair the two bills saying the farm bill's passage would be "a significant first step in meeting the critical deficit reduction challenges our country must face...