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'McNoodles' to be launched in Austria

posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

McDonald's is introducing noodle dishes this week at its restaurants in Austria. Full Story

Market to Market (August 10, 2012)

posted on August 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Market to Market (August 10, 2012)
Full Program: Persistent drought takes its toll on U.S. corn and soybean production. Midwestern vegetables also wilt amidst the driest conditions in half a century. And cattle producers contemplate high feed costs, water shortages, and tough choices. Market... Full Story

Vegetable Farmers Feel The Heat

posted on August 10, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Vegetable Farmers Feel The Heat
While corn and soybean farmers are the most visible victims of the heat, another segment of agriculture is feeling the heat. Vegetable farmers are suffering as they watch their crops wither and die in the extreme temperatures. 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

Georgia Puts Probationers to Work Harvesting Crops

posted on June 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM

LESLIE, Ga (AP) -- It's 3:25 p.m. in a dusty cucumber field in south Georgia. A knot of criminal offenders who spent seven hours in the sun harvesting buckets of vegetables by hand have decided they're calling it quits - exactly as crew leader... Full Story

Sprouts Clearly Caused E.coli Outbreak

posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

BERLIN — German vegetable sprouts caused the E coli outbreak that has killed 31 people and sickened nearly 3,100, investigators announced Friday after tracking links to the bacteria from patients in hospital beds to restaurants and then farm fields. Full Story

Russia Promises to Lift Ban on EU Vegetables

posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) -- Russia promised Friday to lift its blanket ban on European vegetables once the EU provides documented proof of their safety, and voiced hope that it could join the World Trade Organization this year after nearly 20... Full Story

More Farmers Markets Expand to Year-Round

posted on December 30, 2010 at 4:12 PM

PLYMOUTH, Mass (AP) -- A steady stream of customers filled baskets and shopping bags with vegetables, cranberries, cheese, fresh-baked breads and pies while chatting with the dozen or so farmers selling goods in the visitor's center of a local... Full Story

Market to Market (August 20, 2010)

posted on August 20, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Market to Market (August 20, 2010)
Full Program: A federal judge revokes government approval of genetically modified sugar beets. Despite tougher FDA regulations, a salmonella outbreak leads to the recall of 380 million eggs. The Secretary of Agriculture outlines Obama Administration plans for a... Full Story

Farmers Say Immigration Reform Needed for Ag Workers

posted on May 14, 2010 at 2:05 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. — (AP) Even during the recession, foreign workers harvested vegetables, milked cows and picked apples on many U.S. farms, doing work that farmers say Americans don't want to do. Full Story

Study: Growing More Veggies Could Profit Midwest

posted on May 7, 2010 at 9:05 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Midwest is known more for growing corn than cauliflower, but if its farmers raised the fruit and vegetables eaten in the Heartland, they could create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in income, according to a... Full Story

Update: Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors Part 2

posted on February 11, 2010 at 4:02 PM

Update: Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors  Part 2
This is an update of a feature that aired in May 2009. The Fresh Express is the nation’s first and only nonstop rail unit for perishables and guarantees a maximum five-day cross-country transit. Temperatures inside each 64-foot car are constantly... Full Story

Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors Part 1

posted on February 3, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors Part 1
A pair of train routes collectively known as the “Fresh Express” is connecting farmers to consumers on the East Coast. Full Story

US Farmers, Ranchers Push for Greater Cuba Access

posted on May 1, 2009 at 8:05 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The farm lobby is using President Barack Obama's easing of some travel restrictions to Cuba as an opportunity to push for increased sales of rice, meat, vegetables and other goods to the island nation. Full Story

As crops burn, farmers increasingly use sunscreen

posted on August 1, 2008 at 8:08 PM

FRESNO, Calif (AP) - Just like people damage their skin in the sun, fruits and vegetables also can get nasty burns. Full Story
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