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Russia in WTO: Beef, chicken producers react differently

Two U.S. meat groups have had remarkably different reactions to the agreement for Russia to join the World Trade Organization. Read More...

World Trade Organization accepts Russia as new member

GENEVA — Member countries of the World Trade Organization accepted Russia as the WTO’s latest member today, but the immediate impact on U.S. agricultural exports to Russia is uncertain. Read More...

Finance, Ways and Means leaders write Kirk on Russia, WTO

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., ranking member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., and ranking member Sander Levin, D-Mich, are all urging U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to insist that Russia meet a high standard and ensure a level playing field for U.S. businesses and workers, including meat producers, in the negotiations for Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization. Read More...

Fed officer: Growing world market may not always be there

MIAMI — American farmers whose production is exported should be aware that the so-called BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — will all want to grow their own food and export in the future, a key Federal Reserve official said here last week at the Agriculture Investment Summit of the Americas. Read More...

Russia reaches deal with EU over WTO application

The European Union and Russia have reached agreement for the European Union to support Russia’s application to join the World Trade Organization, the EU announced today. U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said he believes the United States and Russia will also be able to resolve their differences over a number of issues, including agriculture. Read More...