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2001 Episodes

December 28, 2001 (#2716)

Market to Market December 28, 2001 (#2716) Even though this past year will be most remembered for the events of a single day, it was acts of commerce in 2001 that will define the future. Episode Detail

December 14, 2001 (#2714)

Market to Market December 14, 2001 (#2714) In recent years the Washgton Apple industry has suffered economic loses. Now responding to changing consumer demands and challenges from imported apples, the industry is re-grouping and defending its market through the introduction of new apple varieites and packaging innovations that could revolutionize the industry. Episode Detail

November 23, 2001 (#2711)

No one knows the challenge of keeping a hospital open more than one community in southwest Arkansas. The town saved its hospital not once, but twice.

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November 9, 2001 (#2709)

Market to Market November 9, 2001 (#2709) New cuts in state funding are putting an extra bind on rural schools. Even successful programs are facing problems. But, sheer determination of teachers at one rural school is moving students outside the tradional classroom. Episode Detail

November 2, 2001 (#2708)

Four years ago, Market to Market profiled an innovative program that provides rural communities with managerial assistance. Today, the program continues to make a difference on Main Street.

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October 26, 2001 (#2707)

Late in the summer of 2000, pork producers voted by a narrow margin to terminate the mandatory checkoff program. But, a series of legal maneuvers continues to cast a cloud over the vote and the future of the program.

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October 12, 2001 (#2705)

Market to Market October 12, 2001 (#2705) Jennifer and David Marsh are part of the vanguard that are leading Kentucky farmers into a new era of aquaculture in the Bluegrass state. Episode Detail

August 31, 2001 (#2651)

Sometimes the genesis of a successful venture can be a single farmer's decision to raise something new. A case in point is an Iowa farmer's choice to enter the field of aquaculture. Episode Detail

August 24, 2001 (#2650)

New technologies and new curricula are on the agenda for many schools. But not all educational innovation lies in the adoption or the development of something new. Episode Detail

August 17, 2001 (#2649)

Milk traditionally has not has not had many options for risk management. But, dairy farmers and processors today enjoy an opportunity to hedge milk prices over the next year and a half. Episode Detail

August 10, 2001 (#2648)

While conventional agriculture seems to be expanding acrage to make ends meet, some savvy marketers are making money growing less traditional crops on a fraction of the land used by an average farm. Episode Detail

August 3, 2001 (#2647)

The soybean is still seen as a feed commodity by most, but new uses for the legume are bringing extra value to many rural ventures. Episode Detail

July 20, 2001 (#2645)

Market to Market July 20, 2001 (#2645) The internet may not be the panacea it once seemed. But, it provides a giant network for more efficient business everywhere, evern rural America. Episode Detail

July 13, 2001 (#2644)

Sometimes the genesis of a successful venture can be a single farmer's decision to raise something new. A case in point is an Iowa farmer's choice to enter the field of aquaculture. Episode Detail

July 6, 2001 (#2643)

Genetically modified organisms can carry a stigma. But as the technology is applied to more products, its use is becoming more widespread. Episode Detail

June 29, 2001 (#2642)

U.S. sources consume only half of the annual harvest. New innovations are helping to make beans more lucrative and helping some to "mold" their future. Episode Detail

June 22, 2001 (#2641)

A concern to most urban areas, losing a hospital is a crisis for rural communities. But one community has saved its hospital more than once. Episode Detail

June 15, 2001 (#2640)

The Pork Checkoff Referendum has been nothing if not contentious. Market to Market sorts out the many difficulties of this issue. Episode Detail

June 8, 2001 (#2639)

One of the better examples of the effectiveness of educating through the farm can be found in Massachusetts where school is conducted on the farm. Episode Detail

June 1, 2001 (#2638)

Risk management is quickly becoming a way of life for agriculture. Two graduates of the Texas A&M Extension Master Marketer Program are using the skills they acquired to manage risk in slightly different ways. Episode Detail

May 25, 2001 (#2637)

With ever-narrowing margins in agriculture, making ends meet can be difficult. But a Texas A&M extension program is helping producers understand the tools available for risk managment and taking extension programs to what some have called "a new level." Episode Detail

May 11, 2001 (#2635)

Farmers are finding the best strategy is to assess the needs of the marketplace, then devise ways of filling a spectrum of niches. Episode Detail

April 27, 2001 (#2633)

Milk traditionally has not has not had many options for risk management. But, dairy farmers and processors today enjoy an opportunity to hedge milk prices over the next year and a half. Episode Detail

April 20, 2001 (#2632)

Biotech continues to make inroads in the agricultural sector. Market to Market looks at the state of GMOs. Episode Detail

April 13, 2001 (#2631)

Housing options don't normally abound in rural America. But, in Illinois, community leaders are offering solutions. Episode Detail

April 6, 2001 (#2630)

Risk management is quickly becoming a way of life for agriculture. Two graduates of the Texas A&M Extension Master Marketer Program are using the skills they acquired to manage risk in slightly different ways. Episode Detail

March 30, 2001 (#2629)

With ever-narrowing margins in agriculture, making ends meet can be difficult. But a Texas A&M extension program is helping producers understand the tools available for risk managment and taking extension programs to what some have called "a new level." Episode Detail

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