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Record Crop Might Not Get to Central America Due to Labor Woes

Growers say labor woes at major West Coast sea ports have slowed the export of a record crop of Washington apples and endangered big Christmas season shipments of the fruit to Central America.

Delays have also hit shipments of autos, smartphones and numerous other products as longshoremen and shippers try to hammer out a new contract involving work at 29 West Coast ports

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Midterm Impacts on Trade Negotiations, Antibiotic-Free Turkeys Now Offered

  • Little change is expected in the relationship between the U.S. and Japan following the midterm elections but it remains unclear on what Republican control of Congress means for Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Delayed, USDA Investing in Farms

  • U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said last week the final agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership won’t be made at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit this month in Beijing.

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Negotiations on Trans-Pacific Partnership Progressing, New Ag Map for Farmers

  • Weekend negotiations progressed the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks but gaps still exist between the United States and Japan, according to trade representatives.

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EPA Drift Reduction Technology Program, Grain Export Options Emerging

  • More stars equals greater potential for reducing spray drift of pesticides in the latest program by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Washington and Oregon Promoting Potatos, Russia Importing Pork

  • The Washington and Oregon Department’s of Agriculture will be joining the potato commissions from both states for a trade mission to the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar later this month to promote the growing potato market in this part of the world.

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McDonalds Inviting Questions About Food, WTO Sides with U.S.

  • In a new campaign, McDonalds is inviting its customers to ask questions about the food they purchase at McDonalds.

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New Law Limits Egg Imports into California, China and Mexico Agree to Export Deal

  • After a Federal judge threw out a six-state lawsuit last week, agriculture officials from those states are concerned other products could be banned from import into California based on production practices.

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Renewable Fuel Rules Under Review, WTO Opposes New Labeling Laws

  • The EPA has sent its proposed Renewable Fuels Standard Volume Obligation Rule to a White House office for review.

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Effect of Russian Ban Examined, SNAP Households and Time

  • Various agricultural industries have been assessing what the damages might be thanks to the Russian ban on agricultural products put into place last week and extending for a year.

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