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Articles by Aarian Marshall

Controversial catfish program moves ahead

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., a longtime supporter of USDA’s controversial catfish program, announced today that the Agriculture Department has forwarded to the White House Office of Management and Budget a final rule to establish a USDA catfish inspection program
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Frustration builds in trade talks as Obama heads to Asia

It was about as passive-aggressive as an official press release from the U.S. Trade Representative’s office can get. “We have spent the past several weeks working to narrow gaps with Japan. The round we just completed was focused but difficult,” Michael Froman, the USTR, said after a meeting with h
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TTIP inching toward finish line

The U.S. and EU are “clearly into negotiating mode,” after completing the fourth round of their Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, Marc Vanheukelen, the European Trade Commission’s head of cabinet, told EU’s agriculture community at the annual Forum for Agriculture in Brus
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