CHICAGO - U.S. lean hog futures rose as much as 2 percent on Thursday, lifted by large weekly pork export sales and hopes a deal between JBS USA and Cargill Inc could lead to more international shipments, traders and analysts said.
MOSCOW - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday a list of banned products from Western countries could be changed according to the state of relations with the European Union and other countries.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia's ban on food imports from the West by one year, longer than had been expected, in retaliation to the extension of European sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine.
SANTIAGO - A customs strike in Chile that began last week has started to affect exports and imports, although miners in the top copper producer said this week they have not yet been significantly impacted.
The Brazilian beef plants approved for export to China include five from JBS SA , two from Marfrig SA and one from Minerva SA, Fernando Sampaio, director of Brazilian beef exporter's association Abiec, said on Wednesday.
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Monday he is prepared to stay as long as necessary to pass legislation key to a Pacific trade pact before lawmakers go on a break at the end of this week.
On his first official trip to Latin America, Li will meet President Dilma Rousseff and attend the signing of a raft of agreements ranging from a $1 billion purchase of passenger jets made by Brazil's Embraer to the lifting of an import ban on Brazilian beef and a long-discussed plan to build a railway over the Andes to the Pacific.
U.S. senators on Thursday backed tough new rules against currency manipulation ahead of an important test vote that holds the key to completing a Pacific Rim trade deal, the backbone of the Obama administration's pivot to Asia.
At a May 5 hearing on the reauthorization of the Grain Standards Act, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and grain industry officials were unusually critical of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s performance last summer when it refused to step in and provide export grain inspection services for 36 days during a labor dispute in the Port of Vancouver.
Tumbling global corn prices have raised the prospect of a pickup in imports by China, the world’s second-largest consumer, as a widening discount to high domestic prices makes full-duty imports more economic.
Green Plains Inc sees U.S. ethanol retaining its export advantage over Brazil in 2015 and into the beginning of 2016, even as exports from the United States have slowed this quarter, the company's chief said on a conference call on Wednesday.
After a major hearing on U.S. agricultural trade with Cuba, Sen. Heidi Heikamp, D-N.D., on April 22 introduced a bill to lift the ban on private banks and companies from offering credit for agricultural exports to Cuba.
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