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Forest Service Study Shows Over 12 Million Trees In CA's Nat'l Forest Have Died Due To State's Drought
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Ag Secretary Visiting Cuba; Forest Restoration to Expand

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Cuba leading a delegation of U.S. government officials there through Saturday. Vilsack said the trip would "be an opportunity to support the administration’s commitment to normalizing relations and empowering the Cuban people through bilateral agricultural engagement...

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South Africa Trying to Avert Trade Suspension; Syngenta Talking With Dupont

Following a suspension notice by the White House, South Africa is holding urgent discussions in an attempt to avert a U.S. suspension of part of a trade agreement between the two countries...

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Seattle Dealing Jackson to Cubs and Dodgers Acquire M’s Minor Leaguer Ruggiano

Playoff-hopeful Cubs get OF Austin Jackson from Seattle

HOUSTON (AP) — The playoff-hopeful Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named and an international draft slot

Mariners interim general manager Jeff Kingston announced the deal Monday night...

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Inslee Talks Trade With South Korea, Japan During Nine-Day Asian Mission

OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is on a nine-day trade mission to Korea and Japan.

Inslee flew out of the state on Friday along with many members of the delegation, which include directors of the state agriculture and commerce departments, as well as 60 leaders from the business, education, economic development and local government communities...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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