STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Mixing politics and trade
It's hard to say how much the agreement to normalize diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba will help Upper Midwest agriculture. Cuba wants and needs many of the ag products raised he... Posted on 12/19/14 at 10:22 AM
PRAIRIE BUSINESS A match made in China
South Dakota wants to establish a sister-state in China and it looks like Inner Mongolia might be the right match.
Speaking by phone from a trade mission stop in Shanghai on May 14, Gov. Dennis Dauga... Posted on 5/14/14 at 3:03 PM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Recipe: Fast, Easy Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
If you join me on Tuesdays for my food column, you may notice that I like the words "fast" and "easy," not to mention "inexpensive" and "good for you," and this recipe incorporates at least the firs... Posted on 9/24/13 at 6:44 PM
Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari says it would be difficult to reach an agreement in two-way trade talks between Japan and the United States unless U.S. lawmakers fast-tracked trade promotion legislation.
The sudden U.S. engagement with Cuba has helped the European Union’s own bilateral talks on improving relations with the Communist-led island, a top European diplomat said on Thursday at the conclusion of two days of negotiations in Havana.
Australian horticulture exports to Korea have jumped since the start of a free trade agreement late last year, Australian officials say, boosting hopes for a similar benefit from a trade deal with China.
The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners and urge the U.S. Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation.
Growth Energy, the organization of ethanol plant builders and operators, supports granting trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama so the administration can complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and work on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis said.
A “farmer” who plants seeds that don’t grow in the same way for years is “probably not a farmer,” Cargill Inc. Vice President Devry Boughner Vorwerk told a Monday summit on restoring relations with Cuba.
Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse on Feb. 9 vigorously defended the suspension agreements the Obama administration has negotiated with Mexico to settle cases U.S. sugar growers brought saying Mexico was shipping subsidized sugar to the U.S.
U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Feb. 9 after shipping companies halted loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend, citing chronic cargo backups that shippers and dockworkers have blamed on each other during months of labor tensions.
Canada and Japan must open their markets to farm imports under a Pacific trade pact, the chairman of a U.S. congressional committee responsible for trade says, adding any country that cannot meet the deal’s goals should drop out.
U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba fell below $300 million last year for the first time since 2003 as the communist-led island’s financial woes continued and it purchased food on credit elsewhere, a trade group says.
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