The Obama administration’s pick for top agricultural trade negotiator, Darci Vetter said this week she would seek full tariff elimination for all goods in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership. “Our goal at the moment is to go line-by-line with those countries and those products to achieve the best and fullest market access,” Vetter said in testimony at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.

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Meat and poultry consumption in Uruguay represents a high percentage of the population’s diet, and based on consumption levels in neighboring countries, poultry “still has significant room to grow,” according to the “International Egg and Poultry Review” from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.

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China’s General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) rescinded a long-standing low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) related import suspension on poultry and poultry products from Virginia.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending May 10 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 154,705,000 broilers, a 1 percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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