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O, Tannenbaum! Are You best Natural or Artificial?

posted on December 9, 2011 at 8:23 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- If the holidays are truly a time for peace on earth and goodwill toward all, someone forgot to tell the Christmas tree people. For these holiday antagonists, there can be no yule truce: It's either a natural tree grown at... Full Story

Taking Agriculture out of the Great Lakes Agricultural Fair

posted on June 17, 2011 at 2:06 PM

PONTIAC, Mich (AP) — A new agriculture-themed Labor Day weekend event planned for the Pontiac Silverdome is being changed to go on without animals or plants. Full Story

Market to Market (December 24, 2010)

posted on December 23, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Market to Market (December 24, 2010)
Full Program: The outlook for commodity prices is bright, and new data suggest recovery may be on its way to Main Street. A coalition of automakers files suit against EPA over its authorization of 15 percent ethanol in U.S. gasoline. And, we'll examine a growing... Full Story

Not Just a Christmas Nut

posted on December 21, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Not Just a Christmas Nut
Market to Market talks to chestnut growers who believe the meaty nut usually associated with Christmas deserves to be enjoyed year round. Full Story

Cranberry Industry Enters New Era with Familiar Challenges

posted on November 19, 2010 at 4:11 PM

Cranberry Industry Enters New Era with Familiar Challenges
Stretching across 14,000 acres of annually-flooded fields, Massachusetts farmers are 2nd in the nation in cranberry production and the red fruit accounts for nearly one-fifth of the state’s entire farm production revenue. Full Story

Pardoned Bird Won't Be Going to Disneyland

posted on November 19, 2010 at 4:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The turkey President Barack Obama will pardon this year for Thanksgiving is going to George Washington's house, not Mickey Mouse's, after his life is spared. Full Story

Pumpkin Farmers Profit with Odd, Ugly Varieties

posted on October 7, 2010 at 2:10 PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill — After decades of trying to grow perfect, round, orange pumpkins, farmers have found many people believe nothing says Halloween like a warty, twisted gourd in a weird color. Full Story

Market to Market (December 25, 2009)

posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Market to Market (December 25, 2009)
Full Program: The Senate delivers President Obama a Christmas present on his top domestic priority. Renewable fuel proponents lament the expiration of a key tax credit for biodiesel. And Market to Market examines the outlook for chestnuts: they're not just for... Full Story

Holiday Border Crackdown Targets Fruit, Raw Pork

posted on December 11, 2009 at 4:12 PM

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) – The mountain of oranges, tangerines, lemons and more exotic fruits piled in the customs office at the Hidalgo international bridge in Texas on Thanksgiving Day would have made any grocer proud. Full Story

Va. Christmas Tree Growers See Bargain Hunters

posted on December 11, 2009 at 3:12 PM

RICHMOND, Va (AP) - The list of Christmas essentials still includes a tree, even if many people are hunting for bargains this year. Full Story

President Barack Obama Celebrates Earth Day in Iowa

posted on April 24, 2009 at 8:04 PM

President Barack Obama Celebrates Earth Day in Iowa
Despite government efforts to boost the money supply and suppress interest rates, a private group's assessment of economic vitality fell more than expected last month. Full Story

Bush Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey

posted on November 28, 2008 at 8:11 PM

Bush Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey
Since Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, is widely regarded as the best barometer of economic vitality, analysts monitor it very closely. Full Story

Thanksgiving Little Blessing for Turkey Industry

posted on November 21, 2008 at 8:11 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Thanksgiving is bringing turkey producers little to celebrate this year, while diners anticipating the most poultry-centric of holidays may be grateful that they won't see much difference in the cost of their bird. Full Story

Iowa's Sweet Corn A No-Show for July 4th Weekend

posted on July 4, 2008 at 8:07 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa sweet corn could be hard to come by for the July 4th weekend. Full Story

O' Christmas Tree

posted on November 30, 2007 at 8:11 PM

O' Christmas Tree
Christmas tree growers are hoping that an increase in sales will make a white Christmas a little greener. Full Story
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