There was no breakthrough during recent World Trade Organization negotiations on ag. U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said, "We remain fully committed to an ambitious, robust round that opens new markets for the world's farmers, manufacturers and service providers. This is the only way to deliver on the Doha promise as a development round. We have no intention of giving up hope." Another round of negotiations will take place this month.
-- P. Scott Shearer, Washington, D.C., correspondent