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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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