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Europe Wants its Parmesan Back, Seeks Name Change

posted on March 14, 2014 at 8:56 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test. As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan, feta and... Full Story

USDA Preliminary Ag Census Released

posted on February 20, 2014 at 1:36 PM

USDA Preliminary Ag Census Released
The Agriculture Department releases its preliminary Ag Census. Full Story

After 20 Years NAFTA Hasn't Closed Mexico Wage Gap

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

While it changed the country in some fundamental ways, the treaty never met many of its sweeping promises to close Mexico's wage gap with the United States. Full Story

Temporary Jobs Becoming A Permanent Fixture In US

posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: Temporary work. From Wal-Mart to General Motors to PepsiCo, companies are increasingly turning to temps and to a much larger universe of... Full Story

EU To Start Trade Talks With US Despite Scandal

posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union confirmed Tuesday that free-trade negotiations with the United States should kick off as planned next week, despite widespread concerns over the alleged eavesdropping of EU diplomats. The Commission,... Full Story

China Overtaking US As Global Trader

posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:16 PM

As recently as 2006, the U.S. was the larger trading partner for 127 countries, versus just 70 for China. By last year the two had clearly traded places: 124 countries for China, 76 for the U.S. Full Story

Drought Pushes Pork Prices

posted on September 28, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Drought Pushes Pork Prices
The great drought of 2012 is making a significant impact on livestock producers. A small harvest is driving up prices that will likely remain high after rain begins to fall. Full Story

Barbs Exchanged Over Trade

posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Barbs Exchanged Over Trade
The U.S. alleges that China is illegally subsidizing exports in their automobile and auto parts sectors – putting American parts manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage and encouraging the relocation of production to China. Full Story

Distillery Uses Locally Grown Corn For Spirits

posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Distillery Uses Locally Grown Corn For Spirits
Corn is, by far, America’s most abundant grain. Despite the worst drought in half a century, U.S. farmers will produce an estimated 10.7 billion bushels this fall. And while soybeans also are ubiquitous in Iowa, you can’t swing a dead cat in the... Full Story

Beef Processing Plants To Close in 3 States Over Controversy

posted on May 11, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Beef Processing Plants To Close in 3 States Over Controversy
A South Dakota beef company says it plans to close processing plants in three states because of the controversy surrounding a product critics call "pink slime." Full Story

WASDE: More Corn Left Over, Prices Tumble

posted on May 11, 2012 at 6:43 PM

WASDE: More Corn Left Over, Prices Tumble
The impact of record April corn planting was readily apparent in the Agriculture Department's latest estimates on domestic agricultural supply and demand. Full Story

Senate Farm Bill Receives Mixed Reviews

posted on May 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Senate Farm Bill Receives Mixed Reviews
The Senate Agriculture Committee releases its version of the 2012 Farm Bill to mixed reviews. Full Story

Crop Planting Progresses Quickly

posted on May 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Crop Planting Progresses Quickly
A warm and dry spring has allowed planting to progress at a near-record tempo for several crops. Full Story

Monsanto Profit Driven by US, Latin America Growth

posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Monsanto Co. said Wednesday that a strong and early U.S. seed selling season drove its fiscal second quarter net income up 19 percent. The U.S. agricultural giant raised its earnings outlook for the full year. Monsanto, which... Full Story

US Needs More Young Farmers, Ranchers

posted on April 6, 2012 at 10:52 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan sees an epidemic of sorts sweeping across America's farmland. It has little to do with the usual challenges, like drought, rising fuel and feed prices or crop-eating... Full Story

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