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USDA Will Stop Paying Brazil
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:47 PM CDT

NAPA, Calif. (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has told Brazilian officials that USDA is running out of money and authority to make payments in the WTO cotton subsidies agreement, but urged them to buy U.S. wheat, beef and pork exports and find ways to cooperate with the United States on biotechnology and biofuels policy.

In a telephone interview from Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, Vilsack told DTN that he traveled to Brazil with the goals of giving Brazilian officials an "honest assessment" about the situation of the cotton case while the farm bill is still pending, to "see where ...

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