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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 »

Pork export rules to China updated

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced new requirements for exporting U.S. pork and pork products to China. FULL STORY »

Exports: Pork net sales stuck on roller coaster

The USDA has recently reported a true roller coaster ride for pork net sales, and this week’s Export Sales report was no different. FULL STORY »

Anger by U.S. farmers threatens ambitious Pacific trade pact

U.S. farmers are in an uproar over signs Japan will maintain some barriers to agricultural exports under a Pacific trade pact, which threatens to unravel a deal that is central to U.S. efforts to retain economic and security influence in the region. FULL STORY »

Lighter Side: Revisiting the swimming pigs of the Bahamas

Swimming with dolphins is too cliché. This year, take a dip with the pigs of Big Major Cay in The Bahamas. FULL STORY »

EU to test imports of live pigs from North America for PEDv

Last week, European Union member states agreed that live pig imports from United States and Canada must be tested for a deadly virus that has killed millions of piglets. FULL STORY »

Some Pacific trade partners aim for deal in coming months-source

Some Pacific trading partners are aiming for a deal on a regional free trade zone as early as the next few months, sources close to the negotiations said, although others caution a pact is still a long way off and see the U.S. elections as a wild card. FULL STORY »

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