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US to appeal WTO ruling against COOL

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.

US lodges new appeal at WTO in meat labeling dispute

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 says equipment sales to fall further as farm incomes drop

Deere says equipment sales to fall further as farm incomes drop

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.


Forget the brisket - U.S. beef prices still spiraling up

Forget the brisket - U.S. beef prices still spiraling up

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.


WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

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.


India, US hold first trade dialogue in 4 years

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.

In wake of China rejections, GMO seed makers limit US launches

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 reports bird flu virus at duck farm in Kerala state

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.

GM paying carbon credits to farmers

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 scores new ship

CWB’s growing grain-handling network now includes a ship.

Northern Ag Expo expected to draw thousands

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.

Expect slow ag machinery sales

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.

Winter’s arrival interrupts corn, sunflower harvest

The first 85 percent of the Upper Midwest corn and sunflower harvest went well, thanks to warm, dry weather in October and early November.

Cattle on feed increases

More cattle are being fed for the slaughter market than a year ago, a government report says.

Canary trade slow

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.

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