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New York, Oct. 8, 2015 - The state of Vermont and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) squared off Thursday in a battle over the nation's first mandatory labeling law for foods made with genetically engineered products.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 - USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service has issued commodity-by-commodity fact sheets outlining the reductions in tariffs and increases in import quotas negotiated under the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - A hearing of the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday offered little information about the specifics of the upcoming Dietary Guidelines for Americans, but new information on topics that will or won't be addressed in the pivotal document.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 - Two agricultural groups released documentation today claiming that uncertainty surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a major factor in projected drops in net farm income.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - Monsanto reported a 15.5 percent drop in net income for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31 to $2.314 billion, citing a decline in commodity prices and restructuring charges.The seed giant also announced job cuts and forecast a drop in earnings for FY 2016.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 - Key congressional
Republicans are raising concerns about the just-completed Pacific Rim trade
pact, in part because the Obama administration didn't insist on protecting U.S.
tobacco products from regulations in other countries.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 - President Obama launched his push for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership today with a one-hour, closed-door meeting with leaders of agriculture and other business sectors that will be critical to the coming congressional debate.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 - Just as U.S. trade negotiators celebrate the completion of one major trade agreement across the Pacific Ocean, talks are scheduled to continue with trading partners across the Atlantic.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Philip Seng, President and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. A shift in global markets has brought a rebound to U.S. red meat exports in 2016. In this week's interview, Seng talks about the year ahead for meat trade and how the protectionist rhetoric from the campaign trail is already impacting our trading partners. He also addresses the risks and potential rewards from trading with China and the strong dollar's effect on U.S. meat export sales.