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GOP senators use McKalip hearing to slam Biden trade agenda

President Joe Biden’s choice to be the next chief agricultural trade negotiator spent much of his nomination hearing arguing that he and the U.S. trade representative will be able to increase foreign market access for U.S. farm goods without negotiating new free trade agreements, but Republican senators weren't buying it.
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FAO photo of Ukraine wheat combine

Fate of Odesa grain exports seen in Russia’s hands

The success or failure of the Istanbul agreement to allow Ukrainian grain exports from Odesa ports is in Russia's hands, and the stakes are high as food insecurity continues to rise in the neediest parts of the world, Biden administration officials and lawmakers said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday.
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