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Last Rounds of Talks for TPP; Avian Flu Still Wreaking Havoc

A trade deal linking 40 percent of the global economy remains on track for a potential agreement by the end of the month. The 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership are slated to meet late this month for the last round of talks. The New York Ti

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Senate Legislators Make Progress On Trade Deal
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The Debate Begins on Trade Promotion Legistlation; Food Retailer Wants Antibiotics Usage Curb

By a vote of 62 to 38 the Senate invoked cloture to begin debate on trade promotion authority legislation last Thursday. The motion allows 30-hours of debate on an amendment to extend the charter of the Export-Import Bank. Senate Finance

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Statewide Drought Takes Toll On California's Lake Oroville Water Level
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Asia-Pacific Expanding Its Reach; California Water Shortage Impact Farmers

Trade negotiators for the U.S. and Japan are working around the clock to complete a trade agreement prior to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Washington later this month. Negotiators are working to have the agreement ready to unveil during Abe’s visit as they hope the deal can pave the way for a broader Asia-Pacific pact involving 10 other countries. U.S. Trade Repr

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Research Funding For Specialty Crops; Trans Pacific Partnership Talks Continues

Secretary Vilsack announced Tuesday more than 66.5-million dollars in funding for research and extension activities for specialty crops and organic agriculture through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative and Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. The projects fu

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Cargill One of 30 Groups Calling for Cuba Trade, Pork Outranks Beef in Production

  • Cargill is one of about 30 agriculture groups calling for Congress to reconsider a 52-year embargo the United States first imposed against Cuba in the early 1960s.

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Trade Legislation Under Review, Government Group Issuing Grant Money

  • U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman met with the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees yesterday on trade.

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China Bans Benton County Poultry, Wolf OR-7′s Pack Increases

  • China has banned poultry exports from the U.S. and in particular poultry from Benton County in Washington State.

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Cost of Meat Increasing, Congressional Members Joining Cuba Coalition

  • The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization has reported the cost of meat increased 8.1 percent this past year across the world.

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Coalition Formed for Cuban Normalization, Roberts Named Senate Ag Chair

  • More than 30 agricultural organizations have announced the formation of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba.

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Avian Influenza Outbreak Hurting Trade, Ground Beef in School Has Less Salmonella

  • In a statement released last week the USDA says some countries are placing restriction on U.S. trade that are “more than necessary.”

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