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EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:07 PM

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tougher mileage standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the latest move by President Barack Obama in his second-term drive to reduce pollution blamed for global warming. Full Story

New U.S. Autos Continue to Improve Miles Per Gallon

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM

New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection... Full Story

Eighth Generation Vermont Farm Creates Unique Mobile CSA

posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Eighth Generation Vermont Farm Creates Unique Mobile CSA
The Holton Family has been farming in New England for over 200 years. To keep the agriculture legacy going, the next generation of farmers come up with a unique CSA model, calling it the Holton Farm Truck. Full Story

Highway trucks get heavier prompting safety questions

posted on November 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Officially, the national weight limit for freight trucks on interstate highways is 40 tons. In reality, trucks are getting heavier in more states - legally - and advocates for highway safety and the trucking industry are sharply at odds about it. Full Story

Market to Market (September 23, 2011)

posted on September 23, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Market to Market (September 23, 2011)
Full Program: Global economic conditions bring out the bears. The Obama Administration targets direct payments to farmers. An eighth generation farm family brings the taste of the wide-open countryside to the narrow canyons of the big city. Market analysis with... Full Story

Christ Extends Order aiding Florida Growers

posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist has extended an executive order raising weight and size limits for trucks that Florida growers use to transport citrus and other crops affected by freezing weather. Full Story

Florida Eases Truck Ag Rules Temporarily

posted on January 8, 2010 at 5:01 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C (AP) – Subfreezing temperatures across the South have Florida farmers worried that crops could be destroyed, with temperatures in even usually balmy Miami only in the 50s on Tuesday. Full Story

Mexico Truck Retaliation Does Not Include Meat Products

posted on March 20, 2009 at 8:03 PM

(AP) Meat and poultry products are not included on the list of U.S products Mexico will subject to tariffs in retaliation for the United States ending a program that allowed Mexican trucks to operate on U.S roads, according to the American Meat... Full Story

Administration to Reinvent Mexican Truck Program

posted on March 13, 2009 at 8:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will try to reinvent a program to allow Mexican trucks full access to U.S highways. Full Story

Big Bucks for Toy Trucks

posted on December 19, 2008 at 8:12 PM

Big Bucks for Toy Trucks
Market to Market travels to Dyersville, Iowa and attends The National Farm Toy Show to find out what's new and what's old in farm toys. Full Story

Truckers Protest Fuel Prices

posted on April 4, 2008 at 8:04 PM

TRENTON, N.J (AP) — Independent truckers around the country pulled their rigs off the road and others slowed to a crawl on major highways in a loosely organized protest of high fuel prices. Full Story

House Passes Sweeping Energy Reforms

posted on December 7, 2007 at 8:12 PM

House Passes Sweeping Energy Reforms
Stocks rallied late this week as investors welcomed Bush administration plans for the subprime mortgage meltdown, and prospects that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates again next week. Full Story

New Law May Make Old Grain Trucks History

posted on October 28, 2005 at 8:10 PM

A new state law in Iowa may be the catalyst for the diminishment of traditional harvest-time grain trucks. Full Story

US Independent Truckers Strike

posted on July 2, 2004 at 8:07 PM

US Independent Truckers Strike
Hundreds of independent truckers went on strike earlier this week at several U.S ports, slowing the movement of cargo containers including everything from furniture to electronics to frozen food. Full Story

Soy Oyl as truckbed liners

posted on October 5, 2001 at 8:10 PM

A group of South Dakota soybean farmers are "molding" profit from their bean crop. Full Story

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