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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...

Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments in COOL Case

  • January 13, 2014

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

  • 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....

New Chief USTR Agriculture Negotiator Nominated

  • December 20, 2013

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

  • 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...

Fed Official Suggests Farmers Pursue GMO Crop Standards

  • December 12, 2013

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

  • November 15, 2013

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

USDA: Chinese Poultry Not Allowed for US Import

  • November 14, 2013

Posted November 14, 2013   In response to recent statements from lawmakers, the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a...

USDA Announces Final Rule on Import Regulations for “Mad Cow Disease”

  • November 8, 2013

November 8, 2013   The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced a final rule that will align...

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...

Slow Growth of U.S. Agricultural Exports to the EU

  • November 4, 2013

Posted November 4, 2013   Over the last ten years, growth of U.S. agricultural exports to the European Union (EU) has...

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...

Letter to USDA: Improve Oversight of GMO Field Trials

  • August 27, 2013

Posted August 27, 2013 Over 150 farm and food businesses and organizations signed a letter calling for USDA to improve its...