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  • Cuba trade talks continue, no progress made
    Numerous ag commodity groups are waiting to see if trade will be expedited with Cuba. Since 2001, the U.S. has been able to export agricultural products to the country, but at a slow, cumbersome pace due to a trade embargo from the 60s.
  • Examining Exports
    Exports will likely fall 4.8 percent to 2.5 billion pounds this year, USDA said during its annual Agriculture Outlook Forum.
  • New ag challenge: Port delays
    Cargill testified at the hearing the worker walk-outs are costing the meat and poultry industry over $40 million per week and jeopardizing relationships with international customers. 
  • Domestic country-of-origin lawsuit dropped by trade groups
    This ends the lawsuit, American Meat Institute (AMI) et al. v. U.S. Department of Agriculture et al., originally filed in July 2013 by domestic and international meatpackers and trade groups that sought to strike-down the labeling law that requires a label identifying where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered.
    
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  • Numerous ag commodity groups are waiting to see if trade will be expedited with Cuba. Since 2001, the U.S. has been able to export agricultural products to the country, but at a slow, cumbersome pace due to a trade embargo from the 60s. 
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. 
  • In a nutshell, Basu is optimistic for 2015; he says it’s – for the most part – all systems go for the U.S. economy.  

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