The U.S. government has decided to appeal the World Trade Organization ruling against the U.S. program of country-of-origin labeling for red meat. A WTO panel found that the U.S. program discriminated against Canadian and Mexican beef and pork, but affirmed the U.S. government’s right to label meat by country of origin. The Canadian and Mexican governments brought the case against the United States.
The U.S. lodged an appeal on Nov. 28 to challenge a World Trade Organization ruling it says failed to bring its meat labeling laws into line with global trade rules. Canada and Mexico won a WTO ruling three years ago that said the U.S. rules illegally discriminated against imported meat.
Deere & Co. says it expects equipment sales to fall further as lower grain prices discourage farmers from buying tractors, harvesters and other machinery. Shares of the world’s largest farm equipment maker fell as much as 4 percent in premarket trading.RELATED CONTENT
Retail prices for U.S. beef and pork, already at record highs, will increase significantly again in 2015 on a combination of disease and the drought in Southern Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.RELATED CONTENT
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Dec. 1 issue of Agweek. The cover story explores the sheep industry and one family that serves as a perfect example of how the industry could be poised for growth. Agweek also will look at criticisms of farm bill safety-net programs and hear what farmers and experts have to say about the federal payments. The Dec. 1 issue is packed with news. Don't miss it.RELATED CONTENT
The U.S. and India held their first round of formal trade talks in four years on Nov. 25, seeking to capitalize on the resolution of a global trade dispute to repair a dialogue that had fallen into neglect.
China’s barriers to imports of some U.S. genetically modified crops are disrupting seed companies’ plans for new product launches and keeping at least one variety out of the U.S. market altogether.
India reported two outbreaks of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus at duck farms in the southern state of Kerala, the first occurrence of the disease since February this year, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) says.
General Motors, maker of Chevrolet, will purchase carbon credits from landowners who have agreed to leave their land in agriculture permanently, meaning 11,000 acres of Prairie Pothole grasslands in western North Dakota will stay in agriculture.
CWB’s growing grain-handling network now includes a ship.
FARGO, N.D. — The 44th annual Northern Ag Expo comes to the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., on Dec. 2 and 3, featuring 200 exhibitors and a slew of topics and speakers.
The farm equipment and implement business is bracing for a correction in corn- and soybean-dependent areas of the region. Dealers expect to be buoyed by livestock-related diversification, turf and construction areas in 2015.
The first 85 percent of the Upper Midwest corn and sunflower harvest went well, thanks to warm, dry weather in October and early November.
More cattle are being fed for the slaughter market than a year ago, a government report says.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — There’s no big pull from the trade for canary. Many processors are still handling canary they wanted to move last summer but had been delayed, usually because transportation wasn’t available.