Marcia Veldman talks about how customers' perceptions of local food have changed over the years. Seaweed in a salad. And, changing the definition of "farmer."
For U.S. soybean producers, the deal could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan.
These country of origin labels, as they are known, are part of an ongoing international trade dispute that has swept up Midwest ranchers.
Industry groups want congress to dial back rules requiring labels that trace the origin of meat -- a measure advocates say is better for consumers.
While the final numbers haven’t been tallied, it looks like American farmers may have shipped a record $140 billion worth of product overseas in the last year.
The USDA has mandated that Country of Origin Labeling rules will go into effect. Eight meat industry groups are suing to fight the new requirements.
A new trade agreement will mean more organic food choices for American and European consumers.