Higher prices for animal fats and vegetable oils are helping drive what is expected to be a record global food import bill this year, forcing consumers to spend more and get less to eat, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization said Thursday.
The World Trade Organization is heading down a new and more trade-friendly path and that will benefit the U.S. ag sector, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer declared at the end of the group’s 11th ministerial meeting this week in Buenos Aires.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, President Trump’s choice to be the next U.S. ambassador to China, said today that if confirmed he will make it a priority to get China to lift its ban on U.S. beef and reform its biotechnology approval process.
The ethanol industry is watching closely as more than 200 foreign grain buyers from more than 35 countries are in Detroit this week for Export Exchange 2016. Significantly, the buyers at the conference include two teams from China despite the Asian nation°s bombshell rulings that thre