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USDA Predicts Record Agricultural Exports

posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM

USDA Predicts Record Agricultural Exports
USDA puts out its November outlook on agricultural trade. Full Story

Market to Market (March 9, 2012)

posted on March 9, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Market to Market (March 9, 2012)
Full Program: U.S. pork exports soar in 2011 boosting profitability and prospects for favorable prices in 2012. USDA expands a popular conservation program to prevent soil erosion and enhance wildlife habitat. The latest figures on global production point to... 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

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

Brazil Expects Lower Agriculture Production in '09

posted on March 13, 2009 at 8:03 PM

The Brazilian government says the nation's total crop production is expected to slip 7.3 percent this year because of unfavorable climate conditions. Full Story

Obama, Silva Discuss Biofuels and US-Brazil Ties

posted on January 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

BRASILIA, Brazil: (AP) - President Barack Obama and Brazil's president had their first leader-to-leader conversation Monday, spending 25 minutes discussing issues ranging from biofuels to the global financial crisis. Full Story

Rallies split Argentina before tax vote

posted on July 18, 2008 at 8:07 PM

By JEANNETTE NEUMANN, Associated Press Writer Tue Jul 15, 7:53 PM ET BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Tens of thousands of Argentine farmers and government supporters staged dueling protests Tuesday ahead of a Senate vote on a package of grain-export... Full Story

Argentinian Senate rejects farm vote

posted on July 18, 2008 at 8:07 PM

July 17, 2008 - 6:00am By MAYRA PERTOSSI Associated Press Writer BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's Senate narrowly rejected a grain-export tax package early Thursday, a government-backed proposal that has led to nationwide farm strikes and... Full Story

WTO Rules against U.S. in Cotton Dispute with Brazil

posted on July 27, 2007 at 8:07 PM

GENEVA (AP) The World Trade Organization largely ruled against the United States in an interim decision that it has failed to scrap a series of what the trade body says is illegal subsidies paid out to American cotton growers, U.S and Brazilian... Full Story

Top Banana Working Both Sides of the Fence

posted on March 16, 2007 at 8:03 PM

Chiquita Brands International admitted this week to paying Colombian terrorists for protection in volatile farming regions of the South American country. Full Story

Venezuela President Touts Environmental Causes

posted on February 9, 2007 at 8:02 PM

In an effort to cut back on oil use by his country, Venezuela President Hugo Chavez is promoting his environmental causes. Full Story

Global Warming Roundup

posted on January 5, 2007 at 8:01 PM

According to scientists and government officials, global warming is causing severe worldwide environmental implications. Full Story
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