In: International Trade
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...
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...
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...