Category Archives: Agriculture

Japan to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Japan has announced today that it will enter into the Tran-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations thus, becoming the 12th country to join. The TPP already consists of 11 other countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United … Continue reading

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Beware of the Consequences of the Fiscal Cliff Package

As a result of the fiscal cliff deal, portions of the farm bill set to expire in 2012 were extended until September 2013. Now, the U.S. Congress has nine months to finalize a new farm bill that would support the … Continue reading

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Why Some Export Growth May Not Be Such a Good Thing

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North Carolina, the 11th largest agricultural exporter in the United States, has experienced an increase in agricultural exports from 2010 to 2011. As a result, North Carolina farmers benefit from higher incomes and direct and indirect support for tens of … Continue reading

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The top question that I respond to regarding Cuba

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As recently as Tuesday of this week, I mentioned to an acquaintance that I recently returned from a trip to Cuba. The questions that the individual uttered were almost expected by that point: 1. So how was it? 2. What … Continue reading

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A decade of changes in U.S. policies toward Cuba goes unnoticed (at least by some)

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I was so excited when I learned that I had been accepted to travel to Cuba as a part of the Council on International Educational Exchange-International Faculty Development Seminar (CIEE-IFDS) in January 2012. The goal of this trip was to … Continue reading

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