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April 16, 2015



Frank Nyikos’ Container Garden, Seaweed, Marcia Veldman

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."

March 12, 2015


Chuck Earnest

Anticipating The Benefits Of A Trade Deal In The Pacific

For U.S. soybean producers, the deal could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan.

March 2, 2015


COOL label on beef

Ranchers Count On COOL To Stand Out From Global Competition

These country of origin labels, as they are known, are part of an ongoing international trade dispute that has swept up Midwest ranchers.

November 4, 2014


A cut of beef labeled as coming from the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

US Groups Square Off Over Country Of Origin Labels

Industry groups want congress to dial back rules requiring labels that trace the origin of meat -- a measure advocates say is better for consumers.

November 5, 2013

Grain To Go 


Shipping Containers Can Open Export Markets To Farmers

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.

July 11, 2013

Trade Barriers 

Canadian flag blowing in the wind

Meat Industry Fights ‘COOL’ Rules

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.

February 16, 2012

Going Global 


New Agreement Opens Organic Trade Between Europe and US

A new trade agreement will mean more organic food choices for American and European consumers.

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