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Market to Market (February 8, 2013)

posted on February 8, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Market to Market (February 8, 2013)
Full Program: Neither rain, nor snow keeps the postman from his appointed rounds, but red ink will. The Agriculture Department releases its latest estimates on supply and demand. A trip to the grocery store reveals the impact of persistent drought. Market... Full Story

Food Deserts in Urban and Rural America

posted on April 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Food Deserts in Urban and Rural America
It’s something a lot of Americans take for granted. Healthy and nutritious food easily accessible at a nearby grocery store. But in urban and rural parts of the United States, many Americans live in what’s been coined a food desert. Full Story

Study: Half of Supermarket Meat May Have Staph Bug

posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Half the meat and poultry sold in the supermarket may be tainted with the staph germ, a new report suggests. Full Story

Grocers Say High Vegetable Prices Should Drop Soon

posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (AP) -- A nearly 50 percent increase in vegetable prices that has sent shoppers reeling in the produce aisle should ease in the coming weeks as farmers send grocers more tomatoes, lettuce and other crops. Full Story

Supermarkets Getting Squeezed

posted on January 21, 2011 at 1:01 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Rising food prices mean grocery store chains must absorb extra costs on items like meat, seafood, and produce, or they try to pass them along to customers. Full Story

Wal-Mart Looks to Stock More Local Produce

posted on October 15, 2010 at 5:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to double its sales of locally sourced produce in the U.S. Full Story

California Aims to Boost Enforcement of Organic Rules

posted on July 16, 2010 at 2:07 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) - It's been barely a year since Luis Miranda began selling organic produce at farmers markets near his home in California's Central Valley, but he's already seen every trick in the book. Full Story

Grocery Closings Leave Rural Residents Few Options

posted on June 25, 2010 at 7:06 PM

TURKEY, Texas (AP) -- Craig Chancellor tried everything he could, but last November he finally closed the Turkey General Store, leaving the small Texas Panhandle town without a grocery. Full Story

Canada Takes US to WTO Over Cattle and Hog Labeling

posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

OTTAWA (AP) -- Canada is asking the World Trade Organization to intervene in a dispute with the United States over cattle and hog exports. Full Story

Country of Origin Labeling

posted on March 20, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Country of Origin Labeling
New labels showed up in grocery stores across the nation this week because of regulations passed last year as part of the 2008 Farm Bill. Country of Origin Labeling, or COOL, has been a divisive political issue for more than 10 years. Some food... Full Story

USDA to Meat Industry: Give Shoppers More Details

posted on February 20, 2009 at 8:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has asked the meat industry to voluntarily give the public more information about where their food comes from. Full Story

Mexico Joins Canada in WTO Beef Complaint vs. US

posted on December 19, 2008 at 8:12 PM

GENEVA (AP) — Mexico joined Canada in opposing a new U.S law on country-of-origin labeling for fresh beef and pork by filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization on Thursday. Full Story

Canada Hauls US to WTO Over Beef & Pork Rules

posted on December 5, 2008 at 8:12 PM

GENEVA (AP) — Canada filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization on Tuesday over a new U.S law that requires retailers to provide country-of-origin labeling for fresh beef and pork, officials said. Full Story

Country-of-Origin Labeling Put into Effect

posted on October 3, 2008 at 8:10 PM

Country-of-Origin Labeling Put into Effect
In the wake of a widening scandal over melamine-tainted milk that has claimed four lives and sickened more than 54,000 children, Chinese officials this week promised to improve their country's food safety measures. Full Story

Farm Groups Worried About Meat Labeling Law

posted on September 26, 2008 at 8:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farm groups are protesting the Agriculture Department's use of a new food labeling law, saying it has loopholes that could confuse consumers about where their meat comes from. Full Story
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