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TPP lobby heats up around the world

posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

TPP lobby heats up around the world
The president and ten Southeast Asian heads of state spent the weekend talking trade and economic issues as the Trans-Pacific Partnership hangs in the balance. Full Story

OECD countries to limit overseas financing for coal plants

posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:15 PM

A compromise struck by the United States, Japan and other major nations will restrict export financing to build coal power plants overseas, but not eliminate it completely. Full Story

Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later

posted on July 9, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan. Full Story

Fukushima Farmers Appeal To Tokyo With Live Bull

posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Thousands of farmers lost their livelihoods when their farms, produce and livestock were declared off-limits and unsafe after the nuclear plant, crippled by a massive earthquake and tsunami spewed radiation into the countryside. Full Story

Celebrities Want To Tie Trade Pact To Dolphin Hunt

posted on February 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM

In a letter signed by dozens of celebrities, Obama was urged not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership until Japan bans its dolphin hunt. Full Story

Natural Gas Exports: Slow Walk Or 'Danger Zone'?

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Energy companies say the U.S. should act now, before other countries such as Russia or Iran approve export projects that could help meet growing energy demands in Asia and other parts of the world. Full Story

US-Japan Deal Could Lead to More Organic Options

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Officials say the agreement will be a boost for the burgeoning U.S. industry, one of the fastest-growing sectors of agriculture. Full Story

Japan Resumes Wheat Imports To Glee Of US Growers

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM

The USDA on Tuesday confirmed Japan's resumption of wheat imports. Japan will test U.S. imports for genetically modified wheat for an undisclosed period of time. Full Story

Kansas Farmer sues Monsanto over GMO Wheat discovery

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company's gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and... Full Story

Japan Urges Washington To Endorse Pacific Trade Pact

posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:52 PM

U.S. automakers however are worried about access to Japan's market. Full Story

Market to Market (February 1, 2013)

posted on February 1, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Market to Market (February 1, 2013)
Full Program: The focus in Washington shifts from fiscal issues and gun control to immigration reform. Renewable fuels advocates prepare to use a few assault weapons of their own on Big Oil. Livestock markets rally on dwindling cattle supplies and friendly... Full Story

Japan Relaxes US Beef Import Limits

posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Japan and the United States have agreed that imports of beef from cows up to 30 months old will be allowed. Full Story

Japan Farmers Plant, Pray For Radiation-Free Rice

posted on June 1, 2012 at 10:45 AM

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailing neat rows of seedlings. He's living up to his family's proud, six-generation history... Full Story

Mad Cow Discovered In California

posted on April 27, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Mad Cow Discovered In California
Mad Cow disease discovered in a single dairy cow in Central California Full Story

Pork Exports Rocket Up, Look Promising in 2012

posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Pork Exports Rocket Up, Look Promising in 2012
U.S. pork producers had a banner year in 2011 and could be headed down that same path again in 2012, according to recent USDA data. Full Story
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