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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...

Syngenta Announces Rules for New GMO Corn Seed

Posted March 10, 2014   Syngenta AG will require producers who plant a new type of genetically modified (GMO) corn seed...

Farm Bill Eliminates Inspection, Fees for Apple Exports to Canada

Posted March 4, 2014   Apple exports to Canada are now moving at a quicker and more cost-effective pace due to...

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...

Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments in COOL Case

Posted January 13, 2014   The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on Jan. 9...

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....

New Chief USTR Agriculture Negotiator Nominated

Posted December 20, 2013   President Barack Obama nominated Darci Vetter to be the new chief agricultural negotiator at the Office...

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...

FBI Arrests Suspects Charged with Stealing Seed Technology

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

Fed Official Suggests Farmers Pursue GMO Crop Standards

Posted December 12, 2013   After China rejected U.S. corn shipments, a top U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested that farmers consider...

Catfish Inspection Program Creates Hurdle for Trans-Pacific Trade

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