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Vilsack Praises Brazil Move on Cotton
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu Feb 20, 2014 03:32 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The Brazilian government's decision Thursday to ask the World Trade Organization to set up a panel to analyze the new U.S. farm bill rather than engage in trade retaliation over the U.S. cotton case means resolution is "headed in the right direction," U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday at a news conference on the sidelines of the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum.

A World Trade Organization panel found in 2009 that U.S. cotton subsidies damaged the interests of Brazilian farmers.

Brazil's decision to ask for the panel was revealed by Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, Brazil's minister of foreign ...

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