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Appeals Court Upholds Country of Origin Labeling

  • April 1, 2014

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

  • March 18, 2014

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

  • March 17, 2014

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

  • March 3, 2014

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

  • February 24, 2014

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

  • February 21, 2014

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

  • January 27, 2014

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

  • January 23, 2014

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

  • January 17, 2014

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

  • January 13, 2014

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

  • December 23, 2013

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

  • December 19, 2013

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

  • December 18, 2013

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

FBI Arrests Suspects Charged with Stealing Seed Technology

  • December 17, 2013

Posted December 17, 2013   In a case of agricultural espionage, federal prosecutors recently announced that the FBI arrested several individuals...

Catfish Inspection Program Creates Hurdle for Trans-Pacific Trade

  • November 15, 2013

Posted November 15, 2013   A new catfish inspection program at USDA has created a hurdle for U.S. efforts to reach...

Groups Voice Concern over Chinese Biotech Issues

  • November 5, 2013

Posted November 5, 2013   Several agricultural exporters and farm groups recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael...

Save the Date: November 14 Webinar on Country of Origin Labeling

  • October 11, 2013

Posted October 11, 2013 On November 14, 12-1 (CDT),the National Agricultural Law Center is hosting a webinar titled, COOL Or...

WTO Adopts Report in China-U.S. Poultry Dispute, China Will Not Appeal

  • October 9, 2013

Posted October 9, 2013   U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman recently announced that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has formally adopted...

Chinese Processed Chicken Causes Food Safety Concerns

  • October 2, 2013

Posted October 2, 2013   Food safety advocates are raising concerns about a decision by the USDA and the Food Safety...

US and Japan Streamline Organic Trade

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   The United States and Japan have announced that beginning January 1, 2014, organic products certified in...