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Market to Market August 2, 2013 (#3852)

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Getting a bite at the supermarket may put more of a bite on you. Crop scouts find a bumper crop while drought worries loom over much of the country. One family is answering the question of how to pass the farm on to the next generation. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture budgets bumper crops drought economy farmers farming farms generations markets supermarkets Virgil Robinson

In the News

  • Study: Low river costs corn farmers money
    (Aug 23, 2013) An agricultural economics research company says last summer's low water on the Mississippi River cut the cash price farmers received for their corn by an average of 45 cents a bushel.
  • Minn. beef producers to vote on doubling checkoff
    (Aug 23, 2013) Minnesota beef producers vote in February on whether to double the state checkoff to $2 for every head sold to help elevate the image of beef.
  • Salmonella outbreak linked to NM poultry hatchery
    (Aug 23, 2013) A national outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby chickens, ducks and other poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores, state health officials announced Monday.
  • Cool temps hamper Dakota bees' honey production
    (Aug 23, 2013) A month-long stretch of cooler summer temperatures in the Dakotas has honey producers anticipating a drop in the states' honey crops as extracting gets underway.
  • African farmer delegation touring US Midwest
    (Aug 23, 2013) A dozen farmers and business owners from Africa are visiting farm equipment factories in the Midwest to study technology that might help them produce more soybeans and corn back home — while manufacturers in the U.S. are hoping the visit could...
  • Bison transferred to reservation from Yellowstone
    (Aug 23, 2013) Bison once helped sustain Native Americans on the plains of Montana. Now, Indians on the Fort Belknap Reservation say it's time they returned the favor.