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2006 Episodes

December 29, 2006 (#3217)

Market to Market December 29, 2006 (#3217) Bob Anderson worked to put peregrine falcons back on cliffs along the upper Mississippi river valley where they had dissapeared because of the insecticide DDT. When a hog confinement was built across from his farm, Anderson's concerns turned to water quality in the region. Episode Detail

December 22, 2006 (#3216)

Market to Market December 22, 2006 (#3216) A string of disappointments have marred world trade discussions for years. Whether it was the 1999 riots in Seattle or the letdowns in Cancun and Hong Kong, the WTO Doha Round of talks has fallen short at virtually every opportunity. But what are the prospects for Doha success? And what affect will those trade talks have on the next farm bill? Episode Detail

December 15, 2006 (#3215)

Market to Market December 15, 2006 (#3215) Whether ethanol should replace gasoline is a debate that has lasted more than 30 years. Two of ethanol's foremost research scientists, representing opposite ends of the spectrum, presented their cases during a recent fuels forum in Washington, D.C. Episode Detail

November 24, 2006 (#3212)

Market to Market November 24, 2006 (#3212) One Iowa county is looking to its agricultural roots for rural development. It's enticing dairy farmers from The Netherlands to be the next generation of Iowa farmers. Episode Detail

November 17, 2006 (#3211)

Market to Market November 17, 2006 (#3211) As the costs to run a farm soar and crop prices fluctuate, family farms nationwide are facing difficulty in staying afloat. Clay Mitchell is turning to precision farming as an answer, and is leading his family's operation into the future. Episode Detail

November 10, 2006 (#3210)

Market to Market November 10, 2006 (#3210) As the costs to run a farm soar and crop prices fluctuate, family farms nationwide are facing difficulty in staying afloat. Clay Mitchell is turning to precision farming as an answer, and is leading his family's operation into the future. Episode Detail

November 3, 2006 (#3209)

Market to Market November 3, 2006 (#3209) While Reynaldo Robledo's hands were busy pruning grapevines nearly 40 years ago, his heart was looking to the future. Along with help from his wife and nine children, Robledo has been able to overcome humble beginnings as an immigrant field worker and become one of the most successful winery owners in California's Sonoma Valley. Episode Detail

October 13, 2006 (#3206)

Market to Market October 13, 2006 (#3206) Spanish explorers introduced the first modern horses and burros to the New World in the 16th century. Today, direct descendants of those domestic animals are roaming free in remote portions of the American West. The Bureau of Land Management is working with the public to help keep the herds healthy. Episode Detail

October 6, 2006 (#3205)

Market to Market October 6, 2006 (#3205) In recent years, the saying "Eat Fresh and Eat Local" has fostered a variety of new relationships between farmers who want to grow sustainably and consumers who want fresh food.

One way to do that is through Community Supported Agriculture, known as CSA. It's like having your own kitchen garden. Episode Detail

September 29, 2006 (#3204)

Market to Market September 29, 2006 (#3204) WTO dissapointments have put lawmakers drafting the next farm bill in a precarious situation. But World Trade Organization negotiations aren't the only thing affecting the future of American farm policy Episode Detail

September 15, 2006 (#3202)

Market to Market September 15, 2006 (#3202) Bob Anderson worked to put peregrine falcons back on cliffs along the upper Mississippi river valley where they had dissapeared because of the insecticide DDT. When a hog confinement was built across from his farm, Anderson's concerns turned to water quality in the region. Episode Detail

August 18, 2006 (#3150)

Market to Market August 18, 2006 (#3150) This week, USDA officials confirmed that two wild swans in Michigan had tested positive for Avian flu. But initial testing ruled out the deadly Asian strain of the virus. The birds were sent to America's only nationally recognized avian flu testing facility for further diagnosis. David Miller toured the lab recently and filed this report. Episode Detail

July 28, 2006 (#3147)

Market to Market July 28, 2006 (#3147) Avian influenza is a topic on every person's mind. The H5N1 strain has been spreading westward since it was first discovered in Southeast Asia in 2003. The Department of Agriculture is working with state and federal officials to prepare for the possible outbreak in the U.S. Farmers are using biosecurity practices to ensure their poultry facilities are safe. Episode Detail

July 21, 2006 (#3146)

Market to Market July 21, 2006 (#3146) While many in the cattle industry are refusing to register their premise, as the first step toward establishment of a national animal identification system, others are viewing the process as a marketing opportunity. Episode Detail

July 14, 2006 (#3145)

Market to Market July 14, 2006 (#3145) One Iowa county is looking to its agricultural roots for rural development. It's enticing dairy farmers from The Netherlands to be the next generation of Iowa farmers. Episode Detail

July 7, 2006 (#3144)

Market to Market July 7, 2006 (#3144) A Web site lists available stock for sale from shareholders in small value-added ag companies. Potential buyers bid on the shares in an auction-like setting. Episode Detail

June 30, 2006 (#3143)

Market to Market June 30, 2006 (#3143) As the costs to run a farm soar and crop prices fluctuate, family farms nationwide are facing difficulty in staying afloat. Clay Mitchell is turning to precision farming as an answer, and is leading his family's operation into the future. Episode Detail

June 16, 2006 (#3141)

Market to Market June 16, 2006 (#3141) In recent years, the saying "Eat Fresh and Eat Local" has fostered a variety of new relationships between farmers who want to grow sustainably and consumers who want fresh food.

One way to do that is through Community Supported Agriculture, known as CSA. It's like having your own kitchen garden. Episode Detail

June 9, 2006 (#3140)

Market to Market June 9, 2006 (#3140) Participation in the Conservation Security Program (CSP) is on the rise. But critics of the initiative claim that other producers are not allowed to enroll in CSP simply because their land is not in one of the watersheds selected by USDA. This week, lawmakers heard from representatives of the conservation community on the success -- and shortcomings -- of the program. Episode Detail

June 2, 2006 (#3139)

Market to Market June 2, 2006 (#3139) This week, USDA officials confirmed that two wild swans in Michigan had tested positive for Avian flu. But initial testing ruled out the deadly Asian strain of the virus. The birds were sent to America's only nationally recognized avian flu testing facility for further diagnosis. David Miller toured the lab recently and filed this report. Episode Detail

May 26, 2006 (#3138)

Market to Market May 26, 2006 (#3138) The Senate passed its version of an immigration bill this week. But, before Congress members took the final vote, many amendments were added. One of the most important issues discussed was the guest worker program and how it will impact U.S. agriculture. Episode Detail

May 19, 2006 (#3137)

Market to Market May 19, 2006 (#3137) The U.S. agricultural trade surplus has been steadily shrinking since 1996. Successful trade negotiations with the European Union could help slow the ever-closing gap. Episode Detail

May 12, 2006 (#3136)

Market to Market May 12, 2006 (#3136) With the development of ethanol paving the way, soy biodiesel production and sales are growing quickly. Farmers will benefit, of course, but so too can the rural communities where new biodiesel plants are being built. Episode Detail

May 5, 2006 (#3135)

Market to Market May 5, 2006 (#3135) Realizing that children often are meth's forgotten victims, Ottumwa, Iowa leaders formed the Southeast Iowa Task Force for Drug Exposed Children. Task Force members include a broad range of individuals representing the health, human services, substance abuse treatment, and law enforcement communities. Together they hope to stop the meth epidemic in Iowa. Episode Detail

April 21, 2006 (#3133)

Market to Market April 21, 2006 (#3133) Women farmers own nearly half of the country's farmland. Yet, they often don't get the recognition they deserve for their hard work on the farm. Some are farm wives, others are partners on the farm with their husbands, and there are those who farm on their own. Independent filmmaker Cynthia Vagnetti has devoted her life to documenting farm women across America. Episode Detail

April 14, 2006 (#3132)

Market to Market April 14, 2006 (#3132) Women farmers own nearly half of the country's farmland. Yet, they often don't get the recognition they deserve for their hard work on the farm. Some are farm wives, others are partners on the farm with their husbands, and there are those who farm on their own. There are organizations popping up around the country specific to the needs of all types of farm women. Episode Detail

April 7, 2006 (#3131)

Market to Market April 7, 2006 (#3131) While many in the cattle industry are refusing to register their premise, as the first step toward establishment of a national animal identification system, others are viewing the process as a marketing opportunity. Episode Detail

March 24, 2006 (#3129)

Market to Market March 24, 2006 (#3129) Avian influenza is a topic on every person's mind. The H5N1 strain has been spreading westward since it was first discovered in Southeast Asia in 2003. The Department of Agriculture is working with state and federal officials to prepare for the possible outbreak in the U.S. Farmers are using biosecurity practices to ensure their poultry facilities are safe. Episode Detail

March 17, 2006 (#3128)

Market to Market March 17, 2006 (#3128) The battle in Congress over immigration reform is pairing strange political bedfellows. That's because the nature of the debate is multi-faceted, with national security, food safety and rural economics all at stake.

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March 10, 2006 (#3127)

Market to Market March 10, 2006 (#3127) In 1998, Attorneys General representing 46 states signed an agreement with the major U.S. cigarette companies to settle all state lawsuits seeking to recover Medicaid costs of treating smokers. Known as the Master Settlement Agreement, or MSA, the deal requires the manufacturers to make annual payments totaling more than $200 billion through 2025. This week, the chief negotators of the deal announced a dramatic decline in domestic cigarette sales. Episode Detail

March 3, 2006 (#3126)

Market to Market March 3, 2006 (#3126) Citing the burden on taxpayers for the cost of healthcare, education, and incarceration of illegal immigrants, fourteen Western governors are asking Congress to help stop the flow of people slipping over the U.S.-Mexican border. Episode Detail

February 17, 2006 (#3124)

Market to Market February 17, 2006 (#3124) Thanks to the volunteer efforts of more than a dozen rural and urban churches, "Fields of Hope" helps people in developing nations produce their own food. Episode Detail

February 10, 2006 (#3123)

Market to Market February 10, 2006 (#3123) USDA reports, biotechnology acreage globally has increased more than 50 fold in the first decade of commercialization -- with more than one billion acres of GM crops are planted worldwide. Episode Detail

January 27, 2006 (#3121)

Market to Market January 27, 2006 (#3121) Realizing that children often are meth's forgotten victims, Ottumwa, Iowa leaders formed the Southeast Iowa Task Force for Drug Exposed Children. Task Force members include a broad range of individuals representing the health, human services, substance abuse treatment, and law enforcement communities. Together they hope to stop the meth epidemic in Iowa. Episode Detail

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