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  1. September 30, 2010

    New US watchdog ready to toughen rules

    Tim Geithner, the US Treasury secretary, will assemble a new council of regulators on Friday to consider which financial...

  2. June 4, 2009

    Congress warns on Detroit shake-up plans

    US lawmakers are building roadblocks to the rapid restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler, arguing for more scrutiny...

  1. June 3, 2009

    Congress warns on Detroit shake-up plans

    US lawmakers are building roadblocks to the rapid restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler, arguing for more scrutiny of...

  2. September 21, 2007

    Senior aide quits at critical point in US farms reform

    President George W. Bush lost another senior member of his administration yesterday when Mike Johanns resig-ned as...

  3. September 20, 2007

    Senior aide quits Bush team

    President George W. Bush lost another senior member of his administration on Thursday when Mike Johanns resig­ned as...

  4. March 26, 2007

    Why worries surround rural America’s biofuels surge

    Merlin Bartz used to work diligently during the week for the conservation service at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

  5. February 5, 2007

    'Less than meets the eye' in Bush's farm bill

    Last week's proposed US farm bill was launched less to a fanfare than to a collective susurration of chin-stroking, as...

  6. February 1, 2007

    Bush lobbys Congress on farm reform

    President George W. Bush called on Congress to support efforts to reach a new world trade deal by reforming US farm policy...

  7. January 29, 2007

    Tyson warns on food versus fuel conflict

    Tyson, the world’s largest protein producer, on Monday warned that boosting US ethanol production would spill over into...

  8. January 24, 2007

    Call to ramp up US alternative fuel research

    The US government will seek an extra $1.6bn to fund research into alternative fuels amid scepticism over what are viewed as...

  9. January 17, 2007

    California sees $1bn loss from cold weather

    Cold weather and freezing temperatures have decimated California’s orange crop leaving the state’s growers facing losses...

  10. January 9, 2007

    Canada launches WTO case on US subsidies

    Canada has launched a dispute at the World Trade Organisation over the use of “trade-distorting” agricultural subsidies by...

  11. November 29, 2006

    Shareholders to sue the Australian Wheat Board

    A group of Australian shareholders is planning a A$60m ($46.7m) lawsuit against the Australian Wheat Board, underlining the...

  12. November 28, 2006

    Shareholders planning suit against AWB

    A group of Australian shareholders is planning a A$60m lawsuit against the Australian Wheat Board, underlining the risks...

  13. September 28, 2006

    Influential report urges end to US farm subsidies

    The US should offer to end "trade-distorting" farm subsidies within five years in a bid to revive global talks and avoid a...

  14. September 27, 2006

    US urged to act on farm subsidies

    The US should offer to end distorting farm subsidies within five years in a bid to revive global trade talks and avoid a...

  15. August 22, 2006

    EU urged to ban US rice in genes row

    The European Union was yesterday facing calls to ban all imports of rice from the US, after Washington conceded that traces...

  16. August 21, 2006

    US under pressure over modified rice

    The US Department of Agriculture on Monday faced mounting international calls for action after admitting on Friday that...

  17. August 19, 2006

    Genetically engineered rice found in US crop

    An unapproved genetically engineered rice crop was detected in long grain samples targeted for commercial use, US government...

  18. August 16, 2006

    Confusion seemingly reigns over EU beef imports proposals

    From Mr Ronald Stewart-Brown. Sir, Michael Mann (Letters, August 4) suggests that I failed to understand what Mariann...

  19. August 3, 2006

    Australia calls for last-ditch effort on Doha

    Australia yesterday called on the US and the European Union to use a meeting of 18 leading agricultural nations next month...

  20. August 2, 2006

    Australia calls for Doha ‘last-ditch’ effort

    Australia on Wednesday called on the US and the European Union to use a meeting of 18 leading agricultural nations next...

  21. August 2, 2006

    No wonder US has trouble with EU's stance on tariff-cutting

    From Mr Ronald Stewart-Brown. Sir, It is good to read Peter Mandelson talking about the European Union offering "real new...

  22. July 26, 2006

    US hits back at EU countries over collapse of Doha round

    Transatlantic hostility over the collapse of the Doha round of trade talks reached previously unseen levels yesterday as...

  23. July 26, 2006

    US braced for battle over farm subsidy reform

    While the body of the Doha round is cryogenically frozen and put into storage, Washington will be turning its attention to...

  24. July 25, 2006

    US hits back at EU over Doha collapse

    Transatlantic hostility over the collapse of the Doha round of trade talks reached previously unseen levels on Tuesday as...

  25. May 11, 2006

    ADM plans to lift ethanol production

    Archer Daniels Midland yesterday announced plans to boost its ethanol production, amid controversy over future demand for...

  26. May 10, 2006

    ADM set to boost ethanol production

    Archer Daniels Midland on Wednesday announced plans to boost its ethanol production amid continuing controversy over future...

  27. April 18, 2006

    Another day, another missed Doha deadline

    The conventional wisdom about trade rounds is that, like journalists writing stories or small investors filing taxes, trade...

  28. March 22, 2006

    Observer: Don't pandemic!

    Mike Johanns, US agriculture secretary, has warned the media to be restrained about a possible bird flu pandemic, pointing...

  29. March 20, 2006

    Virus ‘likely’ to arrive this year, US warns

    The US government on Monday said it was “increasingly likely” that it would detect the H5N1 avian influenza virus in...

  30. March 12, 2006

    Deal on Doha trade round inches forward

    Ministers from the leading trading nations say they have inched closer to a global trade liberalisation deal, although they...

  31. January 21, 2006

    Japan reimposes US beef ban after finding spinal cord in imported meat

    Japan last night reimposed a ban on all US beef imports after discovering a spinal cord in meat imported from a US farm at...

  32. January 20, 2006

    Japan re-imposes ban on US beef imports

    Japan on Friday night reimposed a ban on all US beef imports after discovering a spinal cord in meat imported from a US farm...

  33. January 19, 2006

    US farmers' resistance to overhaul of subsidies threatens to land Bush in mire

    Mike Johanns, the US agriculture secretary, likes to refer to his humble farm upbringing in the grain and livestock-rearing...

  34. December 10, 2005

    US warns on trade meeting

    Failure to reach an ambitious agreement in the Doha round of world trade talks could squander a once-in-a-generation...

  35. December 10, 2005

    Seize this fleeting chance, US tells Europe

    Failure to conclude an ambitious Doha Round world trade agreement could squander a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make...

  36. December 9, 2005

    US warns on danger of trade talks failure

    Failure to conclude an ambitious Doha round world trade agreement could squander a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make...

  37. December 8, 2005

    Japan set to end ban on US beef imports

    Japan is set to end a ban on US beef imports as early as next week following the recommendation by a scientific panel on...

  38. November 10, 2005

    Blame game starts as global trade talks fail to bring vital breakthrough

    The European Union and Brazil yesterday blamed each other for lack of progress in global trade talks as World Trade...

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