A number of factors have converged over the last 18 months to send global agricultural commodity prices to near-record levels. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – and the potential loss of Ukrainian exports – was the latest development to push commodity prices higher.
This coming summer, the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Shenyang will lead its first Cochran team to Alaska and Seattle to explore the breadth and depth of the Pacific Northwest’s fishing....
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China: China's Annual Agricultural Policy Goals

On February 5, 2017, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCCPC) and the State Council unveiled its first policy document for 2017.
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Japan: The WASABI - Hot News from Japan Vol. 12 Issue 9

Ambassador Kennedy Meets MAFF Minister Yamamoto; Ambassador Kennedy at USSEC 60th Anniversary; U.S.-Japan Soy Partnership Tour and Roundtable; USAPEEC AI Event; Wakayama Citrus Tour; Hawaii...
On January 20, 2016, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) issued the 190th Conference for the Promotion of Food Import Facilitation report.
Post organized the training schedule for a 12 member delegation from Pakistan who were part of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded capacity development program in South Africa...
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South Africa: Cochran Success Story

In FY2014 FAS/Pretoria sent eight South Africans from the public and private sectors to participate in a Farm Management training course through the USDA Cochran Fellowship Program.
Even though New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions rose 21% during the period1990-2013, agricultural emissions rose at a slower pace of about 14% over the same period.