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Russia to boost grain transport subsidies in 2018

Moscow | Reuters — Russia will spend two billion roubles (C$43 million) in grain transportation subsidies to help to speed exports in 2018, the deputy agriculture minister said on Thursday. Already among the world’s largest wheat exporters, Russia is trying to step up a gear after this year’s record crop, which is keeping its grain […] Read more

The WTO’s director-general, Roberto Azevedo, and Kenya’s cabinet secretary for foreign affairs and international trade, Amina Mohamed, close the fifth day of the WTO ministerial conference in Nairobi. (Photo courtesy Admedia Communication, copyright WTO)

WTO backs agricultural reforms, split on Doha

Nairobi | Reuters — The World Trade Organization reached deals on agricultural export subsidies, food aid and other issues on Saturday, capping a ministerial conference in the Kenyan capital where rich and poor countries had been split over the path of trade reform. Members said the Nairobi deal had drawn a line under years of […] Read more