Drought in US Corn Belt; food supply in jeopardy

The US government has slashed estimates for global food supply after a drought withered corn and soybean crops in mid-west part of the country.

US to prepare to send staff to Japan for beef talks: Vilsack

Visiting US Agriculture
Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Thursday that Washington will prepare
to send officials to Japan as part of efforts to ease Tokyo`s
restrictions on US beef imports because of mad cow disease
concerns.