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2000 Episodes

December 29, 2000 (#2616)

American agriculture was dominated in the year 2000 by three main issues -- concentration in the marketplace, controversy over genetically modified organisms, and growinf concern over crop prices and farm income. Episode Detail

December 22, 2000 (#2615)

Market to Market December 22, 2000 (#2615) A group of private citizens claims Premium Standard Farms is ruining the quality of life in northern Missouri. Episode Detail

December 15, 2000 (#2614)

Market to Market December 15, 2000 (#2614) Last week, Market to Market examined the sometimes strained relationship between growers raising chickens on contract and the companies which process the birds. This week we look at the claims of a poultry workforce, which contends it is being exploited. Episode Detail

December 8, 2000 (#2613)

Market to Market December 8, 2000 (#2613) More than 2,600 farmers raise chickens in a region known as the Delmarva Peninsula. Market To Market explores the relationship between contract growers and the companies they serve. Episode Detail

December 1, 2000 (#2612)

From biotech research to processing and packaging to food retailing, a handful of companies are gaining control of the agricultural marketplace. To what extent the consolidation reaches will determine the size, scale and ownership of 21st century American agriculture. Episode Detail

November 25, 2000 (#2611)

Market to Market November 25, 2000 (#2611) The pork checkoff referendum is completed, and votes will be counted at county FSA offices next week. With millions of dollars at stake, the outcome could impact other commodities. Episode Detail

November 17, 2000 (#2610)

Market to Market November 17, 2000 (#2610) Soil erosion contributes to nutrient runoff and water pollution. While researchers work to help farmers understand their contribution, many in the fields are already doing their part. Episode Detail

November 10, 2000 (#2609)

The trend in agriculture continues to be "bigger is better." But, a small dairy in Missouri has claimed shelf space at area supermarkets proving small can be profitable. Episode Detail

November 3, 2000 (#2608)

Market to Market November 3, 2000 (#2608) A cooperative of Oregon organic growers are joining forces to sell their bounty to local grocery stores. Episode Detail

June 9, 2000 (#2539)

"Value-added" and "vertical integration" are phrases often heard on "Market to Market." They describe the business ventures undertaken by farmers in the interest of economic survival. Episode Detail

June 2, 2000 (#2538)

Market to Market June 2, 2000 (#2538) Today, as one of the nation's most prolific pork producers, and despite a series of legal challenges, Premium Standard Farms remains a prime example of the influence that a large, well-financed corporation can wield in rural America. Episode Detail

April 14, 2000 (#2531)

In the early part of the 21st century, it is apparent the global economy is being shaped by the convergence of a host of bio- and information-based technologies. Episode Detail

March 24, 2000 (#2528)

WHILE MANY IN RURAL AMERICA DECRY THE CONSOLIDATION OF AGRICULTURE INTO FEWER HANDS A SEPARATE TREND HAS EMERGED THAT IS EQUALLY POWERFUL IN ITS INFLUENCE OF RURAL LIFE. Episode Detail

March 17, 2000 (#2527)

THEY DON'T WHINE AS MUCH AS SUBURBAN OWNERS OF S.U.Vs, BUT IT'S THE NATION'S INDEPENDENT TRUCKERS WHO HAVE BEEN HIT FIRST AND HARDEST BY SOARING FUEL PRICES. Episode Detail

February 18, 2000 (#2523)

THE GROWING USE OF SOYBEANS AS FOOD COULD WELL REDEFINE THE SOYBEAN INDUSTRY, AND NOT INCIDENTALLY THE FARMS THAT PRODUCE THE BEANS. Episode Detail

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