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2002 Episodes

December 27, 2002 (#2816)

Market to Market December 27, 2002 (#2816) Lack of infrastructure hinders the movement of locally grown products to the marketplace. A company named Red Tomato is creating new routes from farm gate to dinner plate. Episode Detail

November 1, 2002 (#2808)

Market to Market November 1, 2002 (#2808) Because they vote by mail Oregonians are already voting on ballot Measure 27. If enacted all food in Oregon containing even trace amounts of genetically altered material would be required to be labled. Episode Detail

October 25, 2002 (#2807)

Market to Market October 25, 2002 (#2807) For nearly 60 years, a Minnesota farm family has been raising organic crops, processing and freezing them for the organic frozen food market. Episode Detail

October 4, 2002 (#2804)

Market to Market October 4, 2002 (#2804) Lack of infrastructure hinders the movement of locally grown products to the marketplace. A company named Red Tomato is creating new routes from farm gate to dinner plate. Episode Detail

September 27, 2002 (#2803)

Market to Market September 27, 2002 (#2803) Today, nearly every food category has an organic version, from produce to meats, even candy. And organic goods are no longer produced and marketed by just small farmers or niche processors. General Mills, Gerber, and Kellogg's have either created their own organic line or purchased a small organic food company. In addition, many conventional grocery stores now offer entire organic shopping sections within their stores. Episode Detail

September 6, 2002 (#2752)

Market to Market September 6, 2002 (#2752) Coffee is the second most heavily traded commodity in the world behind oil. Yet this rich product produces very little income for the world's coffee producers. A movement is afoot to create a new marketplace that values farmers. Episode Detail

August 30, 2002 (#2751)

Market to Market August 30, 2002 (#2751) American farmers insist they can't pay farm workers more, arguing that international trade agreements, especially NAFTA, has locked them in competition with nations that enjoy benign environmental regulations and lower labor costs. Episode Detail

August 16, 2002 (#2749)

Market to Market August 16, 2002 (#2749) Prodded by an increasingly mobilized rural population, federal and state lawmakers have been stiffening laws and strengthening enforcement of livestock operations that pose a threat to water quality. Episode Detail

August 9, 2002 (#2748)

Market to Market August 9, 2002 (#2748) While rural communities across the U.S. are having economic trouble, Manning, Iowa, is surviving and thriving. Episode Detail

July 5, 2002 (#2743)

Market to Market July 5, 2002 (#2743) 1.2 million acres of American farmland are lost to urban sprawl every year. But suburban growth has not only changed the face of farming. It affects the entire rural community. Episode Detail

June 14, 2002 (#2740)

Market to Market June 14, 2002 (#2740) Concern over food quality is spurring growth in the development of organic products and an increase in the number of retail outlets selling organic foods. Episode Detail

June 7, 2002 (#2739)

Market to Market June 7, 2002 (#2739) The U.N.'s food and agriculture organization is asking for 86-million dollars to help protect Iraqi crops in the hope of staving off food shortages. Episode Detail

May 17, 2002 (#2736)

Market to Market May 17, 2002 (#2736) Prodded by an increasingly mobilized rural population, federal and state lawmakers have been stiffening laws and strengthening enforcement of livestock operations that pose a threat to water quality. Episode Detail

May 10, 2002 (#2735)

Market to Market May 10, 2002 (#2735) American farmers insist they can't pay farm workers more, arguing that international trade agreements, especially NAFTA, has locked them in competition with nations that enjoy benign environmental regulations and lower labor costs. Episode Detail

April 26, 2002 (#2733)

Market to Market April 26, 2002 (#2733) 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

April 19, 2002 (#2732)

Market to Market April 19, 2002 (#2732) Coffee is the second most heavily traded commodity in the world behind oil. Yet this rich product produces very little income for the world's coffee producers. A movement is afoot to create a new marketplace that values farmers. Episode Detail

March 8, 2002 (#2726)

Market to Market March 8, 2002 (#2726) Market To Market revisits an Illinois community four years after it participated in a program that temporarily places returned Peace Corps workers in rural towns. Episode Detail

February 15, 2002 (#2723)

Market to Market February 15, 2002 (#2723) 1.2 million acres of American farmland are lost to urban sprawl every year. But suburban growth has not only changed the face of farming. It affects the entire rural community. Episode Detail

January 25, 2002 (#2720)

Market to Market January 25, 2002 (#2720) When consumers think of American wines, they first think of California. But wine making is becoming more than a hobby in other parts of the country as well. Midwest states, like Iowa have carved out a successful wine industry.

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January 11, 2002 (#2718)

Market to Market January 11, 2002 (#2718) The demise of dot-coms has led many to believe the internet is not as useful as once thought. But debunking that line of thinking is an Ames, Iowa business which is turning the web into a network for Rural America. Episode Detail

January 4, 2002 (#2717)

Market to Market January 4, 2002 (#2717) 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

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