The U.S. needs to make moving toward a trade pact with Japan an “extraordinary” priority. That’s according to Gregg Doud, the chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continued for the third straight week last week, as representatives from the U.S., Canada and Mexico pushed to finalize an updated deal.
Pigs in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan may have been infected with classical swine fever, also known as hog cholera, through leftover food scraps, experts commissioned by the agricultural ministry in Japan said.
The Government of Japan wants to add African swine fever to the list of targeted diseases that allows preventative culls of healthy hogs in case of an ASF outbreak, according to the latest USDA FAS GAIN report.