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Published April 12, 2010, 12:18 PM

US, Brazil reach preliminary cotton deal

WASHINGTON — The United States and Brazil reached agreement on April 6 for a negotiated settlement in the longstanding dispute over cotton in the World Trade Organization. The settlement will avoid Brazil imposing up to $820 million in retaliatory measures on U.S. products and eventually may allow Brazil to export more pork and beef to the United States.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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