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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008

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Two Overdiepse polder farmers, Stan Fleereckers and Sjaak Broekmans, in the backyard of Sjaak's farmhouse. Stan points to the farmhouse's location on a map. In a few years, everything on the map between the two forks of the river will be allowed to occasionally flood. Sjaak's farm will be demolished and rebuilt atop a "terp."  Stan, on the other hand, doesn't plan to keep farming the polder. He worries pollutants in the floodwater could contaminate Overdiepse's grazing land.
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Refrigerators in a New York City store. The Commerce Department said orders for durable goods in December jumped by 5.2 percent.
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