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When it comes to determining where beef and poultry products in the supermarket come from, world trade rules and international lawsuits have made it extremely complicated.
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Officials from the United States, the European Union and Vietnam readily acknowledged that free trade agreements are not without challenges. But they also noted the many reasons to keep pursuing those agreements.
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A representative of Canada’s new trade office in Washington will meet with Virginia agribusinesses during the sixth annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade.
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Virginia is a key farm export state, with trade offices in eight locations around the world. The newest one opened last fall in Canada, which imported $205 million in Virginia farm products in 2012 and is Virginia’s second-largest export market behind China.
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Virginia farmers and agribusiness professionals can learn about export opportunities throughout the world March 6 and 7 during the sixth annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade in Richmond.
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As of mid-November, Virginia has agricultural trade offices in eight locations around the world.
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Population and income growth in developing countries is expected to result in increased demand for and consumption of U.S. agricultural imports. And that means more opportunities for U.S. farmers.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell announced June 20 that Virginia will open a new trade office in Europe to focus on increasing agricultural and forestry exports to one of the world’s largest economic regions.

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U.S. farmers will need to pay more attention to overseas markets in the coming years, speakers at a recent agricultural trade conference said.
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In an ever-expanding global economy, Virginia farmers stand to benefit from a current expansion of the Panama Canal.
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Over the next decade, U.S. farmers are expected to provide food and grains to meet increasing global demand.
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For the fifth consecutive year, Virginians will have an opportunity to learn about the role the commonwealth’s agricultural products play in international trade.
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Virginia farmers and other industry experts will have the chance to find out how they can benefit from the global marketplace March 7 and 8 at the fifth annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade at the Richmond Omni Hotel.
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Virginia agricultural exports have been well-received in Cuba, Gov. Bob McDonnell told farmers recently.
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Two recent free trade agreements between the United States and other countries are expected to increase agricultural exports.
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Virginia farmers are doing their share to help President Obama’s initiative to double U.S. exports by 2014.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on March 13 that the commonwealth exported a record $2.35 billion in agricultural products in 2011, an increase of more than 6 percent from 2010 and more than 2 percent from 2009.
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The Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade will take place on March 13 and 14 at the Omni Richmond Hotel. 
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China’s middle class is growing, and so is its demand for U.S. agricultural products.
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Chinese trade bans in place as far back as 2007 are hurting the state’s farm economy.
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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and the Virginia Port Authority will hold the Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade March 13 and 14 at the Omni Richmond Hotel.
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Virginia agricultural exports are up 5 percent from 2010, and that figure could increase even more before the end of the year, said Todd Haymore, Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry.
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With the theme "Ag Trade: Growing Opportunities," this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention will focus on how farmers can increase their profitability through trade. 
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A Virginia trade delegation is exploring opportunities to export agricultural and forestry products to Israel and India.
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Bans by the Chinese government on poultry and logs shipped from Virginia have proved ongoing challenges for the state’s agriculture, forestry and shipping sectors.
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The Port of Virginia has a huge impact on Virginia’s economy and has the potential to be very profitable for Virginia farmers as well.

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A Virginia trade delegation is exploring opportunities to export agricultural and forestry products to Israel and India.
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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering agricultural producers an opportunity to showcase their products at SIAL Canada 2012 in Montreal through partnership with the Southern U.S. Trade Association. The May 9-12 event is the leading Canadian food trade show.
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American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman explains why three free-trade agreements between the United States and Korea, Colombia and Panama are welcome news for farmers and ranchers.

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Leading soybean and corn importers from Taiwan have ratified two letters of intent to purchase Virginia-grown soybeans and corn in 2012 and 2013.
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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering Virginia farmers an opportunity to introduce their products to the Japanese market through an outbound trade mission Oct. 30 through Nov. 5 in Tokyo and Osaka.
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International trade is an important part of the state and U.S. economy
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According to representatives of three foreign embassies, the United States plays an important role in agricultural trade but could increase its role by signing additional trade agreements.
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Virginia may be ranked ninth in the nation for agricultural exports in 2010, but Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry Todd Haymore is already itching to hit the road.
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Virginia’s third annual Agricultural Trade Workshop will be held March 16 and 17 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel.
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The grand opening of the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex signifies more than just a building opening.
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Five freight containers filled with 3,500 50-pound bags of soy flour recently were shipped from the Port of Virginia to Afghanistan as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food for Progress program. The final destination is 5,000 pregnant and nursing women and their families in that war-torn country.
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"Agricultural Trade: Opportunities in Uncertain Times" will be the theme of the third annual International Trade Workshop, scheduled for March 16 and 17.
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced on Nov. 30 that U.S. farm exports in 2011 are expected to set a record high of $126.5 billion.
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Todd Haymore, Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry, is concentrating on improving domestic and international sales of the state’s farm and forest products.
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