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USDA Moves Closer to Accepting Chinese-Processed Chicken

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

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

Vilsack Says Farm Bill Limbo Risks WTO Sanctions

Posted:  August 8, 2013 Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced that without a new farm bill, the United States will stop...

On February 8, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran issued a letter stating that catfish producers in Mississippi and other states...

‘Antritrust and Patent Expiration in Plant and Animal Ag’ a Focus of 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association

The American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) will hold its 33rd Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee from October 18-20 at the Downtown...

Farm Groups Seek Farm Bill in House That Differs from Senate Version

As the U.S. House of Representatives continues to undertake consideration of the 2012 Farm Bill, it is clear that many producer...

Russia to Ban Cattle Imports from EU States

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

Food and Drug Adminstration Set to Issue Ruling on BPA in Food and Beverages

A recent article from CBS News reports that Bisphenol-A — BPA — may be on its way out of the...

FDA: Illegal Fungicide in Orange Juice Samples

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

Gates Foundation Calls for More Ag Research Funding

Western Farm Press reports that, in the annual priorities outlined by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates expressed interest in...

U.S. and China Conclude 22nd Session of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

Yesterday marked the conclusion of the 22nd session of the U.S. – China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in...

Chairman Baucus comments on Japan’s announcement to begin consultations

Monday, a news release from the Senate Finance Committee stated that, “Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) commented following Japan’s...

China industry leaders take look at U.S. Cotton Belt

This month, eight Chinese cotton industry leaders visited the U.S. Cotton Belt to learn more about the U.S. cotton industry.  ...

Statement from Agriculture Secretary on Record Growth of U.S. Agriculture Exports

Today, in a press release, Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement after USDA released its final tally for agricultural...

U.S. Commerce Sec. Bryson and U.S. Trade Rep. Kirk to convene 22nd Session of U.S.-China Commission and Commerce and Trade

U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk will co-chair the 22nd session of the U.S.-China Joint...

Texas rice industry represented in Cuba

This week, U.S. rice industry representatives are gathering in Havana for the annual International Trade Fair of Havana (FIHAV) in hopes...