A federal jury found seed giant Syngenta negligent when it introduced strains of genetically engineered corn seed that were not approved for import by China.
While it’s difficult to pin a dollar figure on how NAFTA has directly affected farmers and ranchers in the U.S., it has opened up markets for certain products.
Hundreds of lawsuits against seed company Syngenta could develop into a major class-action, potentially involving almost every corn farmer in the country.
American farmers are the world’s largest soybean exporters and China is the largest buyer. If that market collapsed it would trigger a global decline in prices.
In 2014, Cuba imported more than $2 billion worth of food products – much of which is bought in bulk from countries in Asia or South America.
Veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be unemployed than both civilians and veterans of other wars.
A massive expansion of the Panama Canal to meet the demand of the 21st Century is set to open as soon as early 2015.
New farmers are leaving the suburbs and rat race for a life on the land, and the government is taking notice.