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 ingreen 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 countrys 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: