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Committee Confirms Vetter as Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator

Posted May 23, 2014   The Senate Finance Committee has unanimously confirmed Darci Vetter as Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the Office...

Japan Will Not Abolish Agricultural Tariffs in Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Posted May 21, 2014   In recent talks, Japan told trading partners involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that it...

International Trade Commission Finds Sugar from Mexico Harms U.S. Producers

Posted May 14, 2014   The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently determined that the U.S. sugar industry is likely materially...

US and Japan Make Progress on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Posted May 8, 2014   Japan and the United States reached a basic agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, described...

Australia-Japan Trade Deal Could Impact Trans Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Posted April 21, 2014   Japan and Australia recently reached a bilateral trade deal, agreeing to lower import tariffs on several...

Mexico Publishes Rule Allowing Import of U.S. Potatoes

Posted April 10, 2014   Mexico recently released a rule, lifting the restrictions on imports of U.S. fresh potatoes, according to...

Appeals Court Vacates COOL Ruling, Full Court to Rehear Case

Posted April 8, 2014   The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated the March 28 ruling denying the American Meat...

Appeals Court Upholds Country of Origin Labeling

Posted April 1, 2014   On Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the meat industry’s request for an injunction...

Pacific Trade Negotiations End with Impasse over Agricultural Tariffs

Posted March 18, 2014   Trade talks ended on Tuesday with no breakthrough for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would create the...

Study Shows Incidents of GMO Crops in Food and Feed Rising

Posted March 17, 2014   A new study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) shows an...

WTO Ruling on COOL Expected in June

Posted March 3, 2014   A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel is expected to issue a confidential interim report on June...

U.S. and Japan Look For Common Ground over Agricultural Trade

Posted February 24, 2014   The United States and Japan will try to find common ground on agricultural trade and other...

WTO Hears Country of Origin Labeling Dispute

Posted February 21, 2014   The World Trade Organization hearing on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements took place...

WTO Announces Hearing Date for COOL Dispute

Posted January 27, 2014   The World Trade Organization (WTO) has announced that a public hearing of the U.S. Country of...

“Mad Cow Disease” Identified in Germany

Posted January 23, 2014   German officials have identified one case of bovine spongiform encephalitis (BSE), also known as “Mad Cow...

Cotton Council Reacts to Statements that Brazil will Retaliate in WTO Cotton Dispute

Posted January 17, 2014   The National Cotton Council (NCC) recently released a statement responding to a Brazilian Cotton Grower delegation’s...

Senator Urges Farm Bill Conference to End USDA Catfish Inspection Program

Posted January 13, 2014   The subject of the USDA catfish inspection program resurfaced lasted week, as letters from opponents were...

USDA: Farm Bill Needed to Continue Record Trade

Posted December 23, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says a new farm bill is needed to continue record U.S....

EU Commission Proposes Ban on Cloning Farm Animals

Posted December 19, 2013   The European Commission recently proposed a draft rule banning the cloning of farm animals, imports of...

Vilsack, U.S. Grain Officials to Attend Trade Conference in China

Posted December 18, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will lead a team of U.S. officials and leaders of the...