Miami Herald, FL
BY JOSHUA GOODMAN
The bilateral trade deal would be Washington's biggest in the Western Hemisphere since the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994. The agreement's text has yet to be made public, though it was signed in February, and must be approved by each country's legislature before it takes effect next year.
Colombia's 28,000 rice growers -- as well as corn, cereal and poultry farmers -- say the trade pact threatens to put them out of business for good.
That's because, like farmers everywhere, many struggle to eke out an existence while their U.S. counterparts receive large government subsidies.