Japan passes bill to promote farm exports under new body

Business Nov 20, 2019

Japan passes bill to promote farm exports under new body

The Diet passed a bill Wednesday to promote the country's agricultural exports through the creation of a single body that will handle farm export procedures and talks with trade partners over easing import restrictions. Under the new law, which takes effect April 1, the body ...

Idaho and U.S. Energy Department sign deal on spent nuke fuel

Business Nov 8, 2019

Idaho and U.S. Energy Department sign deal on spent nuke fuel

Idaho granted a conditional waiver Thursday to the U.S. Department of Energy that could allow research quantities of spent nuclear fuel into the state after years of blocking such shipments. The agreement announced by Gov. Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, both Republicans, means ...

Australia offers farmers cheap loans in drought-ravaged areas

Business Nov 7, 2019

Australia offers farmers cheap loans in drought-ravaged areas

Australia will offer farmers hurt by drought up to 1 billion Australian dollars ($690 million) in cheap loans, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as the government seeks to curb rising discontent from rural voters. Farmers across Australia's east coast have been battling drought ...

China to resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, says Trudeau

Business Nov 6, 2019

China to resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, says Trudeau

China will resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, some four months after Beijing blocked shipments amid an escalating diplomatic feud between the two countries. "Good news for Canadian farmers today: Canadian pork and beef exports to China ...