Posts Tagged ‘exports’

Farm Bureau supports free trade agreements

by Published: October 14,2011

Tags: agriculture, exports, farmers, farms, food, foreign markets

JACKSON — The passage of three free trade agreements in Congress puts American and Mississippi farmers back at a competitive advantage, and allows open access to markets that have been at an economic disadvantage, according to the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. Agriculture exports are essential to the prosperity of the overall U.S. economy, and especially […] [...]

Deadline nearing for Bayer CropScience claims

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The deadline is approaching for rice farmers to submit claims in order to share in the settlement of a lawsuit against Bayer CropScience over genetically modified rice that was inadvertently introduced into the U.S. market. Bayer has agreed to a $750 million settlement. Farmers have until Oct. 10 to submit claims. Richard […] [...]

Decrease in poultry exports impacts State Port

by Published: September 29,2011

Tags: agriculture, chickens, exports, international trade, ports, poultry, trade

A major decline in chicken exports does not bode well for the Mississippi port’s tentative plans to resume a pre-Katrina business that created hundreds of jobs. The port had planned to rebuild its freezer for chicken shipments on the West Pier, but that was before a new strategic plan reserved the space for an elevated […] [...]

SUSTA offering export assistance to small ag companies

JACKSON — The Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Market Access Program (MAP) Branded. The Branded program is designed to help small agricultural companies enter export markets with 50 percent reimbursement for promotional costs like advertising, exhibiting at trade shows and changes to packaging and labels. To be […] [...]

Lawmakers protest Taiwan’s ban on U.S. beef

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have sent a bipartisan letter to Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou regarding recent efforts to restrict U.S. beef exports to Taiwan. The letter was signed by U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The senators wrote, in part: “This past January, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration […] [...]

FDA: Chinese improving oversight of exports

by Published: August 13,2010

Tags: exports, food, food safety, product safety

SHANGHAI — The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says China is improving its oversight of its exporters following a slew of scandals over bogus or substandard drugs and foods ranging from vaccines and infant formula to dog chow. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said today that Chinese officials she spoke with during her […] [...]

Canadian networking event slated

by Published: July 20,2009

Tags: exports, trade

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi business leaders to the SEUS-CP 2nd Annual Conference next month. SEUS-CP, an alliance of southeastern states and Canadian provinces, will convene in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, July 26-28.

 “Because Canada is one of Mississippi’s key trade partners, it’s crucial that we […] [...]

NAFTA numbers decrease again

by Published: July 2,2009

Tags: exports, imports, trade, transportation

WASHINGTON — Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 33.1 percent lower in April 2009 than in April 2008, dropping to $49.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). April was the fourth consecutive month with a yearly decline […] [...]

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