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Big gaps remain between U.S. and Japan in trade talks

Big gaps remain between the United States and Japan after two days of top-level talks on a bilateral trade deal that is vital for a broader regional pact, negotiators on both sides said on Thursday. FULL STORY »

Japan, United States face off in crucial trade negotiations

Japan and the United States on Wednesday began a round of crucial talks aimed at concluding a trade pact seen as critical to the success of regional negotiations, although officials warned that bridging differences would be difficult. FULL STORY »

Committee on sustainability assessment, U.N. launch report

The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), joined by the five UN agencies of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards and leading global firms, recently launched "The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report". FULL STORY »

China rejections of U.S. corn top 1 million tons

China canceled purchases of 221,400 tonnes of U.S. corn last week, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Thursday, bringing the total to more than 1 million tons of corn rejected since November in a dispute involving a biotech variety not approved by the No. 3 buyer of U.S. grain. FULL STORY »

World food prices jump again in March

Global food prices rose to their highest in almost a year in March, led by unfavorable weather for crops and political tensions over Ukraine, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. FULL STORY »

U.S., Japan plan further trade talks before Obama's Asia trip

U.S. and Japanese trade negotiators will meet this week and next for further talks over farm tariffs and auto exports in the lead-up to President Barack Obama's planned trip to Asia. FULL STORY »

Fonterra faces charges over botulism scare

Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd will plead guilty to charges stemming from its global botulism contamination scare last year. FULL STORY »

U.S. readies for more 'extremely tough' trade talks with Japan

The United States is finding talks with Japan on opening its agricultural market "extremely tough", a senior U.S. trade official said on Friday, as the two countries prepared for another round of bilateral negotiations. FULL STORY »

World food prices jump in February

Global food prices rose in February in the sharpest climb since mid-2012, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, due to higher prices in all commodity groups except meat. FULL STORY »

U.S. staring contest with Japan stretches out Pacific trade pact

A standoff between the United States and Japan is holding up talks on a sweeping Pacific free trade pact and a lack of authority to push an eventual deal through the U.S. Congress without amendment may be undercutting Washington's hand. FULL STORY »

Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference set for March 13 -14

Cover crops are increasingly being credited with improving soil health and adding to a farmer’s bottom line. The Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference – “Your Farm, Your Options” on March 13 and 14, 2014 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, will include topics ranging from selecting the right cover crop variety for planting to how to plant no-till into cover crop residue. FULL STORY »

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