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Fictional Wakanda listed as US free-trade partner

Fictional Wakanda listed as US free-trade partner

Cattle and water chestnuts as of Wednesday enjoyed duty-free trade between the United States and the fictional African nation of Wakanda, according to the US Department of Agriculture.But the world's most technologically advanced country -- and home of the Ma

US trade negotiator hails 'remarkable' deal with China

US trade negotiator hails 'remarkable' deal with China

The US-China trade deal is "remarkable" in scope but it won't solve all the problems between the world's two biggest economies, the top US negotiator said Sunday."This is not just about agriculture and other purchases," US Trade Representative Robert Lig

More than Tango, Messi or Malbec: understanding Argentina

More than Tango, Messi or Malbec: understanding Argentina

Resource-rich Argentina derived its name from the Latin for silver, but its real wealth has come from agriculture, earning it the nickname "breadbasket of the world" at the beginning of the 20th Century.Farm exports are still a driving force of Latin America

Thailand to ban glyphosate and other high-profile pesticides

Thailand to ban glyphosate and other high-profile pesticides

Thailand edged closer Tuesday to banning glyphosate and two other controversial pesticides despite protests from farmers in a multi-billion-dollar agriculture industry aiming to be the "kitchen of the world".Agriculture employs 40 percent of Thailand's popu

White House says expects US-Japan trade deal at UN

White House says expects US-Japan trade deal at UN

The White House said Monday that it expects President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ink a trade deal while at the UN meeting in New York this week."Looks like we will be signing something in (the) next couple of days and over agriculture and p

Chinese agriculture officials cancel US farm visits

Chinese agriculture officials cancel US farm visits

A Chinese agricultural delegation canceled a planned visits to farms in Montana and Nebraska that had been scheduled for the coming days, officials said Friday.But a spokesman for the US Trade Representative's Office told AFP the mid-level trade talks with Ch