News items related to ag biotech, trade – and perhaps some other interesting items out there related to agriculture – will be posted on this page throughout the remainder of the 2016 year (newly added items will be in green at bottom of sections).

TRADE, TRADE RELATED ISSUES:

Trump and trade: Five things to watch – The Hill – By Vicki Needham (Jan 2)

“The president-elect has vowed to rewrite global trade agreements to better protect American jobs and businesses, but has yet to provide much detail on what steps he will take.”

Link: http://thehill.com/policy/finance/312269-trump-and-trade-five-things-to-watch

The Death of TPP – Global Trade – By Stephen Olson (Dec 30, 2016)

“What does it really mean?”

Link: http://www.globaltrademag.com/global-trade-daily/the-death-of-tpp

US trade policy: Concerns are likely overdone – Goldman Sachs – FXStreet – By Sandeep Kanihama (Dec 30, 2016)

Link: https://www.fxstreet.com/news/us-trade-policy-concerns-are-likely-overdone-goldman-sachs-201612300559

Trade zones out, tough bargains in for 2017 – Nikkei Asian Review – By Ryohei Yasoshima (Jan 3)

“Trump touts return to bilateral negotiations benefiting US”

Link: http://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/Trade-zones-out-tough-bargains-in-for-2017

AG, AG TECH, PRODUCTION, RESEARCH, RELATED ISSUES:

GM crops: Between golden harvest and risks – Daily Trust (Nigeria) – By Vincent A. Yusuf (Dec 29, 2016)

“Nigeria is set to introduce genetically modified crops into the country’s farming system starting 2017”

Link: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/agriculture/gm-crops-between-golden-harvest-and-risks/178206.html#AchH8H6azAZK7Q82.99

Report: Over Half a Million Ag Robots to be Deployed by 2024 – PrecisionAg – By Matthew J. Grassi (Dec 29, 2016)

Link: http://www.precisionag.com/hort-tech/roboticslabor-savers/report-over-half-a-million-ag-robots-to-be-deployed-by-2024/

POLICY, REGULATION, ACTIVISM, OTHER: