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Pending Foreign Trade Agreements

posted on July 15, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Pending Foreign Trade Agreements
The Obama administration is pressing Congress to ratify three pending trade agreement with Korea, Panama and Colombia. At issue is the inclusion of a "trade adjustment assistance" provision that would provide job training to Americans who... Full Story

USDA Predicts Record Agricultural Exports

posted on May 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM

USDA Predicts Record Agricultural Exports
Agriculture -- and much of rural America for that matter -- is highly sensitive to global trade policy. Full Story

Middle Class Appetites Drive China Food Inflation

posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM

BEIJING (AP) -- Hunger was such a constant companion in Yao Qizhong's childhood that even now, at age 40, he'll stoop down to salvage a single clove of garlic that falls from his table at the Beijing market where he hawks fresh produce. Full Story

Despite big exports, trade deficit grows

posted on May 13, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Despite big exports, trade deficit grows
While retailers enjoyed the sound of more coins hitting the bottom of the till consumers felt more pain at the pump and a bigger tug at the corner market. Full Story

White House advances US-Colombia trade agreement

posted on May 6, 2011 at 11:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Wednesday that it was ready to start talks with Congress on a free trade deal with Colombia, setting the stage for lawmakers to move ahead on similar agreements with South Korea and Panama, as Republicans had... Full Story

South Korea ratifies EU free trade deal

posted on May 6, 2011 at 11:05 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's ruling party rammed the country's free trade agreement with the European Union through parliament amid an opposition boycott in a result that shifts focus to a still unratified deal with the United States. Full Story

World trade skyrockets in '10, unlikely to repeat in '11

posted on April 15, 2011 at 2:04 PM

World trade skyrockets in '10, unlikely to repeat in '11
Despite feeling more pain at the pump due to higher energy costs, U.S consumers continued their spending spree last month. Full Story

Expert Panel Tells Senate Committee How Agriculture Can Help Reduce Foreign Oil Dependence

posted on April 7, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Expert Panel Tells Senate Committee How Agriculture Can Help Reduce Foreign Oil Dependence
Energy prices surged this week as Americans braced for a potential federal government shutdown. Full Story

Korean - U.S. Free Trade Agreement Could Make Korea Top U.S. Pork Export Market

posted on February 10, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Korean - U.S. Free Trade Agreement Could Make Korea Top U.S. Pork Export Market
Despite a breakdown over agricultural subsidies during the 2003 World Trade Organization talks in Cancun, the United States continues to pursue its own trade agreements. Full Story

Market to Market (February 4, 2011)

posted on February 4, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Market to Market (February 4, 2011)
Full Program: Unrest in Egypt pushes oil prices higher and puts ethanol producers on edge. USDA recommends getting up off the couch and putting less salt in your food – a lot less. And a next-generation ethanol producer converts "one man's trash into a... Full Story

Market to Market (January 28, 2011)

posted on January 28, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (January 28, 2011)
Full Program: President Obama calls for this generation of Americans to embrace its "Sputnik Moment." Presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich calls for abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency. Despite record quarterly profits, McDonalds blames a hike in menu... Full Story

Market to Market (January 21, 2011)

posted on January 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (January 21, 2011)
Full Program: We examine how leaders of the world’s two largest economies are finding common ground on matters of trade; discuss questions facing the Secretary of Agriculture on rules relating to genetically engineered crops; and we’ll meet a third generation... Full Story

Chinese President Explores Trade During U.S. Visit

posted on January 21, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Chinese President Explores Trade During U.S. Visit
Sales of previously occupied homes fell in 2010 to their lowest level in 13 years. Full Story

Montana Ships "Instant Ranch" to Russia

posted on December 17, 2010 at 3:12 PM

BILLINGS, Mont (AP) -- Cowboys, quarter-horses and 1,434 purebred beef cattle - just add grasslands, and you've got a transplanted Montana ranch. Full Story

China and US announces series of trade deals

posted on December 16, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Washington, D.C (AP) - The Obama administration said Wednesday that two days of talks with a high-level delegation from China produced results that should benefit U.S. Full Story
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