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Brazil detains alleged deforestation king of Amazon

posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:59 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency said. Full Story

Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate

posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate
Protestors in New York and other cities worldwide urge world leaders to take aggressive steps to alleviate the human influence on climate change. Full Story

Cow Falls Through Roof Killing Man

posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:15 PM

According to one police officer the one-ton cow fell through the asbestos roof killing the man. Full Story

Harvesting Study on Food Loss

posted on August 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Researchers from the University of Illinois and three universities in Brazil are teaming up to study ways to reduce the amount of food lost after harvesting. Full Story

Brazil's Congress approves changes to enviro law

posted on April 27, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Brazil's lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a bill that weakens the nation's benchmark environmental law protecting the Amazon and other areas, a move that some fear will lead to a spike in deforestation. Full Story

Former Presidents win World Food Prize

posted on October 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Former Presidents win World Food Prize
According to the United Nations World Food Programme, there are 925 million undernourished people in the world today. Hunger and malnutrition pose the single-greatest risk to global health — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Full Story

Former Ghana and Brazil Presidents Awarded Food Prize

posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:06 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former presidents of Ghana and Brazil will receive the World Food Prize for their successful efforts to reduce by half the number of people in their countries who suffer from hunger and poverty, the prize's foundation... Full Story

House Votes to Block Payments to Brazil

posted on June 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM

The House voted Thursday to block a $147 million annual payment to Brazil's cotton industry, renewing a decade-old trade dispute with the country. Full Story

Market to Market (April 9, 2010)

posted on April 9, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Market to Market (April 9, 2010)
Full Program: The government releases its latest estimates on global agricultural supply and demand. The United States and Brazil finally work out the fine print on a long-standing trade dispute. And a Creighton University Professor discovers positive economic... Full Story

U.S. & Brazil Reach Agreement on Cotton Dispute

posted on April 8, 2010 at 3:04 PM

U.S. & Brazil Reach Agreement on Cotton Dispute
In its latest assessment of global trade, the Agriculture Department forecast increased agricultural exports in 2010. Full Story

Brazil Announces Sanctions on US Cars, Fruit

posted on March 12, 2010 at 10:03 AM

GENEVA (AP) -- Brazil announced trade sanctions on a range of American goods Monday in retaliation for the United States' failure to eliminate billions in illegal cotton subsidies - a move that affects products from Ford automobiles to Heinz ketchup. Full Story

Market to Market (January 1, 2010)

posted on December 31, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Market to Market (January 1, 2010)
Full Program: Ethanol supporters sue the state of California over market access. Southern hemisphere titan Brazil expects a record soybean harvest. Reflections on the first decade of the new millennium. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. Full Story

U.S. and Brazil Expected to Have Record Soybean Crops

posted on December 29, 2009 at 4:12 PM

U.S. and Brazil Expected to Have Record Soybean Crops
Old Man Winter continues to tighten his grip. Full Story

Brazil Slave Labor Complaints Rise, Mostly Linked to Sugarcane Production

posted on May 1, 2009 at 8:05 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Reports of debt slavery reached record numbers in Brazil last year, and most of the cases were connected to the nation's booming sugarcane ethanol sector, according to a report released Wednesday by a watchdog group. Full Story

Brazil's Breadbasket Teeters With Economic Meltdown

posted on April 17, 2009 at 8:04 PM

FATIMA DO SUL, Brazil (AP) - A year ago, Brazil's breadbasket saw what resembled a gold rush as farmers scrambled to increase acreage amid record demand for soy. Full Story
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