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Broken lock shuts down barge traffic on Columbia River system

One of two ways that Pacific Northwest farmers get their wheat to export in Portland has been shut down after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped barge traffic on the Columbia River around the Bonneville Dam after a crack was found on a critical part of one of its massive locks.

U.S. eyes West Coast military bases for coal, gas exports

The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia in the name of national security and despite opposition from coastal states.

Washington state blamed for holding up fossil fuel exports

Republican lawmakers from Western states and industry executives on Thursday accused Washington state officials of unfairly blocking fossil fuel projects and dictating winners and losers among U.S. companies seeking to export products to Asia.

Court upholds approvals of 3 projects to export natural gas

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Energy Department decisions approving three projects to export liquefied natural gas, a boost for the Trump administration’s strategy to increase energy production and promote exports.

Officials celebrate Idaho wheat industry’s trade relationship with Taiwan

Five percent of Idaho’s wheat production is purchased by Taiwan, the Idaho Wheat Commission announced today at a signing ceremony in the governor’s office, at which Taiwanese officials signed an agreement supporting $576 million in U.S. wheat exports over the next two years. “The United...

UN imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday including a ban on exports worth over $1 billion – a huge bite in its total exports, valued at $3 billion last year.

German exports, imports reach record heights in March

German exports rose to a new record high in March, but were outpaced by imports to slightly narrow the trade surplus, while factory production dropped slightly, according to two reports Tuesday from Europe’s largest economy.