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Agriculture

(Daily News)
July 26, 2017

Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, said on Wednesday that the U.S. is facing off against the European Union in a race to finish trade negotiations with Mexico, with the winner likely to convince Mexico to adopt the victor's preferred rules on geographical indications.


(Daily News)
July 18, 2017

Hoping to break a deadlock that has stalled the World Trade Organization's negotiations on agriculture, the European Union and Brazil on Monday proposed cuts to developed and developing members' domestic support as well as provisions on public stockholding for food security purposes.


(Daily News)
June 02, 2017

World Trade Organization members are looking ahead to how they can assure negotiations on domestic support in agriculture continue after the WTO's 11th ministerial in December because a meaningful outcome on the issue by that milestone appears increasingly out of reach, according to Geneva sources.


(In Trade)
April 26, 2017

Kenya's Stephen Ndung’u Karau will lead the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session.


(Daily News)
December 23, 2016

China's request for 34 World Trade Organization members to overhaul their agricultural domestic support commitments is not expected to gain footing in Geneva, as some observers assert that the move was designed to shift attention away from China's support for its own farmers, which the U.S. charges is in violation of WTO rules.


(Daily News)
December 01, 2016

Foreign trading partners of the United States should have no reason to question whether programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill are compliant with World Trade Organization rules, Chuck Conner, president and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and a member of the Trump campaign’s Agriculture Advisory Committee, said on Nov. 30, while also predicting that the next Farm Bill will be “very pro-farm."


(Daily News)
November 21, 2016

Members of the World Trade Organization's Committee on Agriculture negotiating body continued efforts to push forward on the identification of trade distorting domestic support policies during a Nov. 16-17 meeting in Geneva, despite an ongoing stalemate between the U.S. and China that has blocked progress so far.


(Daily News)
July 22, 2016

Various members of the World Trade Organization have put forward a series of proposals aimed at cutting domestic support, but these proposals do not appear to address the overarching problems plaguing the negotiations, namely that the United States and China cannot agree on what cuts the other should make to its domestic support programs.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2016

The Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a proposal that would end the U.S. government's prohibition on private companies offering credit to Cuba to purchase U.S. agriculture products, but the language faces intense political opposition in both the Senate and House and seems unlikely to advance any further.


(Daily News)
May 17, 2016

Most members of the World Trade Organization have identified agricultural domestic support as an area of interest that could yield a potential outcome for the 2017 ministerial, but remain divided on what goals they want to pursue in the negotiations, Vangelis Vitalis, the chairman of the WTO Agriculture Committee negotiating group said at a May 9 meeting of the group.


(Text Document)
April 25, 2016

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