The Japan Times reports Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators finished their meeting in Ottawa Saturday without an agreement or date for the next meeting due to differences over contentious issues such as intellectual property.
The World Trade Organization’s report on Country Of Origin Labeling’s compliance with trade obligations has reportedly been transmitted to the U.S. government but not yet been made available to the public according to National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson.
A recent survey by USDA’s Economic Research Service estimates 133 billion pounds of all food available for consumption in the U.S. went uneaten in 2010 and 58.4 billion pounds of that was in the meat, poultry and fish category.
U.S. Potato exports to Mexico have stopped in response to a lawsuit by the Mexican Potato Growers Association against the Mexican government seeking to block a new rule allowing U.S. potato exports to all parts of Mexico.
The FDA is delaying the estimated $150 million food safety rule that would establish new sanitary requirements for truck drivers, shippers and trains transporting human and animal food across the country.
The House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act on Tuesday which will authorize modernization of the locks and dams on the Mississippi River and harbor projects important to agriculture.