United States And Japan Today Sign Organic Equivalence Arrangement

government and MAFF Japan teams that brought equivalency between our nations after a decade of rigorous and thoughtful negotiations,” said Batcha. She noted that OTA and the U.S. organic industry advised, advocated for, and facilitated progress towards this historic arrangement. In June 2009, the United States and Canada signed the first equivalency agreement in the world for the organic industry. This was followed with an agreement signed by the United States and EU in February 2012 recognizing each other’s organic standards as equivalent, fully effective June12, 2012. Further details and background information about this latest agreement are available on OTA’s website . Also NOP has posted extensive information related to the agreement. During 2013, the Organic Trade Association launched its Global Organic Trade Guide , the world’s first user-friendly website to help U.S. organic producers and handlers export organic products. The site also features an in-depth Market Data section and the only map tool to communicate global organic trade information in real time to U.S. farmers, ranchers, and food processors looking to export organic products to Japan and the world. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 6,500 organic businesses across 49 states.

Must enter an email address. You must enter the verification code below to send. Invalid entry: Please type the verification code again. The Wall Street Journal news department was not involved in the creation of this content. PRESS RELEASE September 30, 2013, 10:05 a.m. ET Susan M. Suver Named Senior Vice President — Human Resources And Administration At United States Steel Corporation Text PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that Susan M. Suver has advanced to senior vice president — human resources and administration effective Oct. 1, and will continue to report directly to Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130930/NE88630 ) Suver, 54, who has served as the company’s vice president — human resources since 2007, will retain responsibilities for worldwide human resources and medical and health services and will assume executive leadership of labor relations, corporate security and fire protection, public affairs, community affairs and the United States Steel Foundation. Commenting on Suver’s appointment, Longhi said, “Sue is an integral member of our executive team, and her deep expertise in change management, leadership, human resources strategy and communications will serve us well as U. S. Steel executes our business transformation strategy.” Prior to joining U. S.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expels three United States diplomats

Photo: Reuters Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the expulsion of three United States diplomats, accusing them of plotting with the opposition to sabotage the economy and the power grid. Maduro said on Monday he instructed Foreign Minister Elias Jaua to throw out the diplomats. Yankees go home “The officials have 48 hours to leave the country. Yankees go home,” the leftist leader said in a public address. Maduro named the diplomats but did not disclose which posts they are holding. A US embassy official was unable to confirm if they worked there. Venezuela has endured blackouts for years, and the government has accused the opposition of plotting outages before. Earlier this month, Maduro blamed the opposition for causing a major power breakdown that affected much of the country. “The actions of the government of Barack Obama do not matter,” Maduro said on Monday, accusing the US president of fomenting sabotage. “We will not allow an imperial government to bring money and see how they can stop basic companies and stop the electricity to turn off all of Venezuela.” Maduro had expelled two US military attaches on March 5, hours before announcing the death of president Hugo Chavez, accusing them of promoting “destabilisation projects”. The US and Venezuela have been without mutual ambassadors since 2010, but Washington remains the main buyer of Venezuelan oil. AFP

United States roster falling to pieces ahead of remaining 2014 World Cup qualifiers

But Jones and U.S. Soccer are refuting those reports, so stay tuned on this one. Either way, if Jones has a knee issue, its fair to wonder if Schalke will be excited about extra travel and matches that are, officially speaking, meaningless. U.S. center back Clarence Goodson was a scratch from Sundays match at Chivas USA after suffering a bone bruise on the knee in the Earthquakes previous contest. Goodson, recall, was the starter alongside Omar Gonzalez as the United States clinched its spot earlier this month with the win over Mexico. Goodson may have slipped lately on the depth chart (blame young up-and-comer Anthony Brooks for that), but his steady night against El Tri reminded everyone that a tested, reliable veteran is great to have around. Word came Monday that Fabian Johnson has an ankle injury and may not be available for Hoffenheims match Saturday at Mainz 05. If Johnson does not play there, expect some reluctance from Hoffenheim to release their left-sided defender-midfielder for international duty. Landon Donovan (pictured below) was back on the field for the Galaxy on Sunday in Seattle, so he is likely to be on Klinsmanns list when the team gathers next week in Kansas City. But whether the Galaxy man will be at full-fitness (and therefor full effectiveness) is another matter. There is one other element potentially destructive to Klinsmanns plan: how will MLS teams feel about losing players for meaningless contests with significant implications in their one, league contests on the line?