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Farmers Keep an Eye on WTO's Agricultural Trade Negotiations

When yields for soybeans and corn are higher than normal, as they are this fall, farming in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan can be profitable despite prices that are lower than last year's. >> Read the Full Article

EU Files Complaint Against U.S., Canada

The European Union's head office said Monday it had filed a complaint against the United States and Canada for failing to lift sanctions against the EU over its ban on imports of hormone-treated beef. >> Read the Full Article

Oil Supply to Peak Sooner Than Thought, Says BP Scientist

World oil production is likely to peak in the next decade, much earlier than many international forecasts, a senior BP executive has told The Business. >> Read the Full Article

New Columbia, S.C., University Dormitory Features 'Green' Design

West Quad's three cream-colored buildings feature long hallways and little bedroom suites just like any other dorm. >> Read the Full Article

Alternative Fuel Hits the Pump in Idaho

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's new Suburban gets 100 miles for every gallon of gas used – because it runs on a new alternative fuel that's 85 percent ethanol. >> Read the Full Article

Senator's Defeat Hurts Country-of-Origin Labeling for Food

With the defeat this week of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and produce has lost one of its most powerful and committed supporters, say observers on both sides of the issue. >> Read the Full Article

Ag-Related Firms Worried Ban on Methyl Bromide will Harm their Businesses

Methyl bromide is a chemical fumigant used to sterilize the soil for field crops like strawberries and to kill pests on export crops like walnuts and almonds. >> Read the Full Article

China's FM to Visit Iran and Discuss Nuclear Issue

Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, deeply involved in efforts to end the North Korean nuclear standoff, will visit Iran later this week and discuss the Islamic republic's own nuclear crisis. >> Read the Full Article

U.K. Queen's Green Credentials Win Eco-plaudits

When Queen Elizabeth opened a conference on global warming in Berlin this week, it shone a spotlight on her own efforts to keep Britain green. >> Read the Full Article

Amphibians Are Threatened Worldwide and Other Stories

Frogs and their relatives are in deep trouble. According to a new study published in the journal Science, one-third of the world’s amphibians are declining due to disease, climate change, and habitat loss. Of the 5,743 known species, 1,856 are considered globally threatened in the wild. Up to 168 may be extinct. >> Read the Full Article