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Korea takes proactive approach on animal welfare, sustainability

Animal welfare and sustainability are not yet popular topics of conversation in Asian markets, such as South Korea, but it is only a matter of time before the trends that take root in Europe and the United States will find their way around the globe. FULL STORY »

Rising tide lifts all boats

A recent trade mission to Brazil and Colombia offered Pork Checkoff leaders new insights to increase trade opportunities for U.S. pork. FULL STORY »

EU takes Russia to WTO to challenge Moscow's pork ban

The European Union is taking Russia to the World Trade Organization to try to overturn a ban on pork exports from the bloc, escalating a dispute that has been aggravated by the crisis in Ukraine. FULL STORY »

Insects: They’re what’s (not) for dinner

Americans love meat, but as pork, beef and poultry prices soar to record highs, will insects ever be a viable protein option for our squeamish consumers? FULL STORY »

New members named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the appointment of 19 additional members to six agricultural trade advisory committees. FULL STORY »

USMEF Audio Report: Challenges, opportunities for U.S. in Europe

Craig Floss, CEO of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, offers his observations on the delegation’s objectives, meetings and activities. FULL STORY »

Anticipatory foreign buying, animal disease lead to higher April

U.S. pork exports in April were more than 436 million pounds, a volume almost 10 percent larger than exports a year ago. FULL STORY »

Obama hopes for Pacific trade pact in November

Pacific trading partners hope to have a free trade agreement ready to present to the public and stakeholders in November, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday. FULL STORY »

New Zealand suggests cutting Japan out of Pacific trade talks

Japan should be cut out of Pacific trade talks if it will not open its markets to more farm imports, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said on Thursday, urging the Obama administration to hold firm. FULL STORY »

Canada meat packers slow production due to worker shortage

Canadian meat packers are short hundreds of workers, forcing plants to run at well below full capacity, the industry group Canadian Meat Council said on Monday. FULL STORY »

U.S. says science should settle farm debates in trade with EU

A planned EU/U.S. trade deal needs to sweep away "non-scientific barriers" that prevent U.S. farmers from selling many genetically modified crops and some meat from hormone-treated animals in Europe, the U.S. agriculture secretary said on Tuesday. FULL STORY »

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