Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) is facing off with the White House over the pending South Korea free trade agreement because he wants loosened restrictions on U.S. beef imports.

“I’m not going to support the agreement unless there’s a change,” Baucus told the Wall Street Journal, after a hearing on Capitol Hill this …

The North American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank, administered jointly by commissioners from the United States, Canada and Mexico, is providing the Republic of Korea with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine needed to assist the country with its ongoing FMD outbreak.

The bank will provide the antigen needed to manufacture 2.5 million doses of vaccine to inoculate …

Health officials are working to contain outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in both Bulgaria and South Korea this week.

koreaHMD-featured.jpgThe World Organization for Animal Health reported that one cow, eight pigs, 14 sheep and 12 goats tested positive for the disease in the Burgas region in Bulgaria.  According to Meatingplace, the European Union went into protective …

South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jon Hoon closed the door on future talks with the U.S. on age limits on American beef imports, Bloomberg reported Monday .

The current South Korean free trade agreement awaiting ratification by the Senate does not revise current limits.

“It is our government’s firm position that there is no room …

U.S. beef, trying to get back into South Korea without restrictions, is getting both good news and bad news on the trade front.

While thousands of Koreans protested in the streets of Seoul last year over re-entry of U.S. beef to South Korea with fewer restrictions, beef imported from America has more than doubled in …

Somewhere between when the Obama Asian Tour reaches Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday and when it moves over to Yokohama, Japan on Friday, the American president must get barriers to U.S. beef removed.

So says Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, who managed to pen a list of demands to Obama before the president left for Asia …

President Obama has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to launch new talks with the South Korean government to resolve issues holding up a bilateral free trade agreement.

Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative, said in a news release that he has been directed to initiate discussions with the Korean Minister of Trade Kim Jong-hoon, and have…