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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...

EC releases Common Agricultural Policy reform proposal

The European Commission today formally published its proposal on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy post-2013. Read More...

European farm groups fight tying subsidies to green plans

In a move that could have implications for the development of the next U.S. farm bill, the presidents of the largest European farm and co-op groups said this week they are resisting efforts to tie European farm subsidies more closely to “green proposals” as part of the next Common Agricultural Policy reform, and say the CAP should help farmers become more productive and get a bigger share of the food dollar, according to a news release from both organizations. Read More...