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Farming 101? Prince William studies agriculture

Britain’s Prince William is headed back to the classroom for a 10-week course in agricultural management. FULL STORY »

USMEF: Fresh U.S. pork finally eligible for New Zealand

After a long legal challenge, fresh U.S. pork will soon be eligible to be sold in New Zealand. FULL STORY »

Distillers grain prices slump as China rejections clog pipeline

The price of distillers' dried grain has slid 20 percent in a week as U.S. exporters shied away from selling the corn-based feed grain to its top customer China after Beijing rejected shipments containing an unapproved GMO corn strain. FULL STORY »

EU Commission renews bid to ban food from cloned animals

The European Commission on Wednesday again proposed a ban on food and products from cloned animals, two years after failing to block their use. FULL STORY »

Agriculture considering opposition to TPP deal

A coalition of agricultural organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council is likely to oppose a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement if it includes Japan but that country doesn’t agree to comprehensive trade liberalization, including elimination of tariffs on virtually all U.S. agricultural products. FULL STORY »

U.S. pork faces growing competition in Honduras

Since the U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was implemented in 2006, Honduras has blossomed into a top 10 destination for U.S. pork exports. FULL STORY »

October pork exports disappoint

U.S. pork exports in October were 435 million pounds, down almost 12 percent from a year ago. FULL STORY »

Senators ask for elimination of barriers to U.S. pork

A group of U.S. senators are urging U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to push for broad market access for U.S. pork in the countries that are part of the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks. FULL STORY »

He had seed corn in his what?

Two weeks ago, the news rippled across the commodity market that China had rejected a shipload of U.S. corn because it contained traces of genetic material from Syngenta’s Viptera seed technology. FULL STORY »

Will China cancel some soybean purchases?

In the December WASDE report, the USDA increased the forecast of 2013-14 marketing year exports of U.S. soybeans by 25 million bushels, to a total of 1.475 billion bushels. FULL STORY »

Corn exports rebound slightly after slow slide

The USDA pushed corn net sales 17 percent higher in its weekly “U.S. Exports and Sales” report. FULL STORY »

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