Chicken exports in April this year continued the robust experience seen so far this year with an 18.1-percent increase in quantity and a 26.7-percent increase in value.

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Pascal Lamy, the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has appointed three experienced international trade experts to be on the dispute settlement panel that will hear the U.S. case against China assessing anti-dumping and countervailing duties against U.S. broiler products.

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No decision has been made regarding including Japan, Mexico, and Canada to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, Michael Froman, White House deputy national security advisor for International Economic Affairs, said this week at a conference covered by Bloomberg News.

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Larry Mitchell was appointed the new administrator of USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) this week.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was asked this week by a federal judge to examine the agency’s decision to reject a citizen petition to restrict the use of antibiotics in animal feed, according to a Reuters report.

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Corn has received the most comprehensive analysis to date by an interdisciplinary team led by researchers at Cornell University and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, according to a Science Daily report this week based on information provided by the National Science Foundation.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending June 9 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 156,408,000 broilers, a 2-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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