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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...

USTR Requests Comments on Environmental Review of Trans-Pacific Partnership

  • August 30, 2013

Posted August 30, 2013 The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) requests comments from the public on the interim environmental...

Federal Court Allows Groups to Intervene in Support of COOL

  • August 26, 2013

Posted August 26, 2013 On August 20, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia entered an order granting...

USTR Announces Public Hearings on Russia’s WTO Obligations

  • August 21, 2013

Posted August 21, 2013 The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced a request for comments and...

Canada Requests WTO Review of Country of Origin Labeling Law

  • August 20, 2013

Posted August 20, 2013 Canada has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to review U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)...

Catfish Inspection Program Adds to Farm Bill Controversy

  • August 19, 2013

Posted August 19, 2013 While much of the national discussion about the farm bill is focused on the nutrition title...

FDA Announces Public Meeting on Two New Food Safety Rules

  • August 16, 2013

Posted August 16, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a public meeting for two proposed rules in its implementation...

USDA Moves Closer to Accepting Chinese-Processed Chicken

  • August 16, 2013

Posted August 16, 2013 Politico reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) “is moving closer to opening the U.S. market...

WTO Rules in Favor of U.S. in Poultry Dispute

  • August 13, 2013

Posted August 13, 2013 On Aug. 2, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report in favor of the United...

Monsanto to Appeal Brazilian Ruling on Roundup Ready Patent Ruling

  • March 1, 2013

Monsanto, Co.has announced its plans to file an appeal of a recent ruling over a patent correction covering its Ready Roundup soybean...

Country of Origin Labeling Discussed by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

The World Trade Organization issued its final ruling on Country of Origin Labeling. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President Bob McCan...

Russia to Ban Cattle Imports from EU States

  • March 8, 2012

Recent news accounts have reported that beginning March 20, Russia will ban cattle imports from throughout the European Union. The...

FDA: Illegal Fungicide in Orange Juice Samples

  • February 3, 2012

The Associated Press announced that the FDA has confirmed the presence of an illegal fungicide in domestic orange juice samples, but...