The Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives (USTR) is requesting public comments on the U.S. government’s action of March 6 that requested consultations with the Government of India under the “Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO)” concerning anti-dumping prohibitions imposed by India on the importation of various agricultural products from the United States purportedly because of concerns related to Avian Influenza.

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On March 28, Canada and Mexico filed counter appeals in their World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute challenge to the United States mandatory country of origin labeling (mCOOL) regulations for meat.

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Brazil is likely to challenge the European Union’s use of export subsidies for poultry when the two governments meet in the near future to discuss international trade issues, according to a report in the United Kingdom’s Farmers Weekly.

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Retailers could begin selling E15 as early as this summer, the Renewable Fuels Association said this week following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of the first 24 registration applications for E15 ethanol from 20 companies.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending April 7 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 147,965,000 broilers, a 9-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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