Lumpy Skin Disease Impacts Major U.S. Trade Partner

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan A Lumpy Skin Disease outbreak is spreading across South Korea with 29 cases of the highly infectious viral disease reported as of Wednesday, October 25th. Though Lumpy Skin Disease was introduced to Asia in 2019, this is the first outbreak of its kind in South Korea. While the disease does not pose a risk to humans, it …


Commissioner Fried Testifies Before U.S. International Trade Commission

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Trade

(FDACS) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on the urgent issue of unfair foreign trade devastating Florida’s and America’s domestic produce industry. The virtual hearing was on an ongoing ITC investigation into unfair trade practices by foreign exporters leading to a surge of blueberry imports in the U.S. market. Since entering the U.S. market in 2009, …


International Trade and Deforestation: Potential Policy Effects via a Global Economic Model

Dan Forestry, Industry News Release, Research

by Jayson Beckman, Ron Sands, Anne Riddle, Tani Lee, and Jacob M. Walloga USDA Economic Research Service What is the Issue? An increasing world population and a shift in global diets toward vegetable oils and animal products increase the demand for agricultural commodities. To meet this demand, forestland is frequently converted into crop fields or pasture, especially in developing countries. …