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Finances Will Shelve 2014 Macon County Fair

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM

According to The Herald Review the fair owes more than $36,000 in prizes for livestock exhibitors from last year. Full Story

Ousted Thai PM Indicted Over Rice Subsidy Scheme

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:03 AM

The government lost billions of dollars on the rice subsidy plan, which also cost Thailand its position as the world's leading rice exporter as the artificially high prices forced the government to stockpile the commodity. Full Story

Thailand: China Cancels Rice Deal Amid Graft Probe

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

A Chinese state company, Pei Ta Huang, terminated a contract to buy 1.2 million tons of rice out of concern it would run into problems due to an investigation by Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission. 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

Deadline Looms For Panama Canal Expansion Dispute

posted on January 17, 2014 at 2:53 PM

The expansion project, now 72 percent complete, would double the capacity of the 50-mile (80-kilometer) canal, which carries between 5 and 6 percent of world commerce. 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

China Rejects 545,000 Tons Of Corn From US

posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM

In a statement, the agency called on U.S. authorities to strengthen controls on corn exports to ensure unapproved strains are not sent to China. Full Story

China Promises To Promote US Beef Imports

posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Beijing banned U.S. beef in 2003 due to fears of mad cow disease. It has promised in recent years to ease those restrictions but effectively maintained its ban. Full Story

U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks

posted on December 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks
The Commerce Department reported this week that America’s cavernous trade deficit narrowed in October to $40.6 billion. That’s down 5.4 percent from September and the improvement beat preliminary estimates. 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

China's Economic Growth Slows More As Trade Slumps

posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Despite the slowdown, communist leaders have expressed determination to stick to their plans, which would impose short-term pain in exchange for sustained, stable growth later. 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

G-8 Summit This Week

posted on June 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM

G-8 Summit This Week
The largest bilateral trade agreement in history was proposed this week in Ireland during the G-8 Summit. Full Story

Largest Bilateral Trade Agreement in History Proposed

posted on June 21, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Largest Bilateral Trade Agreement in History Proposed
The largest bilateral trade agreement in history was proposed this week in Enniskillen, Ireland during the G-8 summit. U.S. and European Union members agreed to open negotiations on a broad trade deal that would slash tariffs and other barriers... Full Story

Market to Market (May 3, 2013)

posted on May 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Market to Market (May 3, 2013)
Full Program: Winter reprises its role in the Grain Belt as record snowfall delays planting even further. The Food and Drug Administration gets the jitters over added caffeine in food and beverages. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange tries to level the playing... Full Story
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