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أيضا, be sure to see below a recent story in Nairobi, Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper on Global Farmer Network member Willy Kirwa, “All I need to cool my milk is the sun”.

التجارة:

Column: What Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders don’t get about the causes of our trade deficitChicago TribuneBy Steve Chapman (أبريل 1)

One fact that Trump and Bernie Sanders never mention is that our trade imbalance is all in goods. When it comes to services ? such as travel, banking services, royalties, legal advice and education of foreign students ? we export far more than we import. In each of the past five years, our surplus in services has exceeded $200 مليار.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-trump-sanders-wrong-on-trade-perspec-0403-md-20160401-column.html

Republicans, especially Trump supporters, see free trade deals as bad for U.S.PewResearchCenter, FactankBy Bruce Stokes (مارس 31)

Americans? positive view of free trade deals has ebbed in recent years: 51% say such trade agreements between the U.S. and other countries have been a good thing for the country, في حين 39% believe they have been a bad thing.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/03/31/republicans-especially-trump-supporters-see-free-trade-deals-as-bad-for-u-s/

Korea, Mexico to expand economic, cultural tiesThe Korea TimesBy Rachael Lee (أبريل 3)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/04/120_201770.html

الامريكى. trade negotiator pushes TPP trade deal, explains benefits – دلتا مزرعة الصحافة – By David Bennett (أبريل 4)

حلقة الوصل:?http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits

الصين, كوريا الجنوبية, Japan to hold talks on trilateral FTA in SeoulChina Daily (أبريل 5)

حلقة الوصل: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2016-04/05/content_24277363.htm

Trade growth to remain subdued in 2016 as uncertainties weigh on global demandWTO Press Release (أبريل 7)

Growth in the volume of world trade is expected to remain sluggish in 2016 في 2.8%, unchanged from the 2.8% increase registered in 2015. Imports of developed countries should moderate this year while demand for imported goods in developing Asian economies should pick up. Global trade growth should rise to 3.6% في 2017, WTO economists reported on 7 April.

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres16_e/pr768_e.htm

Dutch Referendum Leads to Defeat of E.U.-Ukraine Trade DealThe New York TimesBy Stephen Castle (أبريل 6)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/07/world/europe/dutch-voters-reject-european-union-deal-with-ukraine.html

Arguments against Free Trade are Deeply?FlawedNational ReviewBy Jonah Goldberg (أبريل 8)

حلقة الوصل: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433817/free-trade-economic-importance

RCEP talks: India offers commitments on goods, servicesThe Economic Times (الهند) – أبريل 7

حلقة الوصل:?http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/rcep-talks-india-offers-commitments-on-goods-services/articleshow/51728450.cms

US politics is closing the door on free tradeFinancial Times (المملكة المتحدة) – By Philip Stephens (أبريل 7)

Without America, momentum will be lost. The danger will be of a slide into outright protectionism

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/41fd9efa-fbee-11e5-b3f6-11d5706b613b.html

Wisconsin farm family: “We need a candidate strong on tradeNBC15.com (أبريل 5)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Wisconsin-farm-family-We-need-a-candidate-strong-on-trade-374655591.html

FARMING, BIOTECH, آخر:

All I need to cool my milk is the sunDaily Nation (كينيا) – By Rachel Kibui (أبريل 1)

As you enter the farm, the first things one comes across is a building labelled Willens Practical Training Centre, and a board with the slogan, ?Happy Cow, Happy Farmer?.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.nation.co.ke/business/seedsofgold/All-I-need-to-cool-my-milk-is-the-sun/-/2301238/3142806/-/jxncahz/-/index.html

As China reforms its corn market, farmers switch to growing soybeans – رويترز – By Naveen Thukral and Niu Shuping (أبريل 3)

China announced last week it will stop its corn stockpiling program and allow markets to set pricesa move that should transform the agricultural landscape as farmers shift to more lucrative crops like soybeans, rice and peanuts.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corn-farmers-idUSKCN0X00Z5

Project promises hardy maize for AfricaSciDevNetBy Charles Ole Ngereza (أبريل 1)

A Mexican-African project to develop better and more climate-tolerant maize varieties using traditional breeding techniques has been launched.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/project-promises-hardy-maize-africa.html

Women Farmers Band Together To Vent, Seek Support And Exchange Ideas – الإذاعة الوطنية العامة, The SaltBy Suzanne Hogan (مارس 31)

Over the past 15 سنوات, the fraction of U.S. farms run by women has nearly tripled to about 15 نسبه مئويه. And nearly one-third of farms in this country are run by couples working together.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/03/31/472403779/women-farmers-band-together-to-vent-seek-support-and-exchange-ideas?sf23471262=1

لماذا ا “Clean EatingIs Total BS -?GH, goodhousekeeping.com -?By Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN?(مارس 29)

I’m worried that the phrase has taken on a new, misguided?meaning. The implication is that if you’re noteating clean,” what you eat otherwise is dirty or unhygienic, and that’s simply not true.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a37595/what-is-clean-eating/

Science meets farming to reveal Africa?s best beanSciDevNetBy Bruno Awio, Inga Vesper (مارس 24)

A team of scientists joined 358 farmers in two districts to test the best bean they were growing in terms of robustness, yield and marketability. And most importantly, a bean that can prosper in the dramatically changing climate affecting the whole of East Africa. –

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.scidev.net/global/farming/data-visualisation/africas-best-bean.html

Still Life with Mass Hysteria: Are GMOs Really That Bad?Modern FarmerBy Brian Barth (مارس 22)

Anyone who objects to GMOs based solely on distrust of Monsanto, ومع ذلك, might consider the very real benefits they can impart.

حلقة الوصل:?http://modernfarmer.com/2016/03/gmo/

Agriculture is UK’s fastest growing subject ? and a smart career choiceThe Guardian (المملكة المتحدة) – By Joe Parry (مارس 31)

Students are flocking to study agriculture ? and the student farmer of the year says he?s not surprised

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/31/agriculture-uk-fastest-growing-subject-career-student-farmers

نيجيريا: State to Launch N59.7 Billion Youth-in-Agriculture Scheme – الفريك / Premium Times (نيجيريا) – أبريل 3

The programme taggedEnable Youth Empowerment Agribusiness programme, will engage youths in agribusiness for 18 months to enable them learn how to make agric business plan.

حلقة الوصل:?http://allafrica.com/stories/201604040005.html

Consumer trust in food companies is rising, but industry still has work to do, survey reveals?- Food Navigator USA -?By Elizabeth Crawford (أبريل 1)

Consumers slowly but increasingly are trusting food companies and perceiving them as transparent as more manufacturers explain how they source and make products, but a significant portion of shoppers remain wary ? indicating industry still has work to do, according to new marketing research.

Golden Rice Separates Reason, Radicalism – AgWeb – بواسطة كريس بينيت (أبريل 6)

Saddled by opposition at every research and regulatory turn, Golden Rice reveals a chasm between reasoned caution and radicalism.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.agweb.com/article/golden-rice-separates-reason-radicalism-naa-chris-bennett/

Food companies agree to GMO labeling as opponents warn of consequences – دلتا مزرعة الصحافة – By David Bennett (أبريل 5)

حلقة الوصل:?http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/food-companies-agree-gmo-labeling-opponents-warn-consequences

All our food is ?genetically modified? in some way ? where do you draw the?line? -?The ConversationBy James Borrell (أبريل 4)

حلقة الوصل:?http://theconversation.com/all-our-food-is-genetically-modified-in-some-way-where-do-you-draw-the-line-56256

وجهة نظر: Western farming yields carbon reductions?The Star Phoenix (كندا) – By Margaret Hansen and Stephen Vandervalk (أبريل 6)

Modern prairie growers of grains, oilseeds and pulses have a great story to tell ? a story that began more than 25 سنين مضت.

حلقة الوصل:?http://thestarphoenix.com/opinion/letters/0406-edit-hansen-view

REGULATORY, POLITICS:

Science sacked in Boulder GMO plan?The Denver Post, Editorial Board (أبريل 2)

Boulder County bows to anti-GMO activists…?It’s one thing to incentivize organic farming to promote agricultural diversity. It’s quite another to banish high-quality, high-yield crops because of anti-scientific fears.

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.denverpost.com/editorials/ci_29713886/science-sacked-boulder-gmo-plan

Why is Bayer Fighting EPA to Protect a Pesticide??- Bayer Crop Science, Crop Science News – بواسطة?Dana Sargent, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs

Over the course of five years, we conducted real world monitoring to study Belt?s impact in the one area in which EPA raised a question.? The results were clear ? residues of Belt were below levels EPA said may pose harm.? لسوء الحظ, instead of accepting that real world data, EPA based its decision on theoretical computer modeling…”

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.cropscience.bayer.us/news/blog/2016/march/03312016-Why-is-Bayer-Fighting-EPA-to-Protect-a-Pesticide

Decision on new plant breeding techniques further delayedEurActiv -?By Sarantis Michalopoulos?(مارس 31)

The European Commission has again delayed a much-awaited legal analysis of whether new plant breeding techniques should be considered GMOs…”

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/decision-on-new-plant-breeding-techniques-further-delayed/

EPA starts 30-day comment period for dicamba in-crop useSoutheast Farm PressBy Brad Haire (أبريل 2)

حلقة الوصل:?http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/epa-starts-30-day-comment-period-dicamba-crop-use

DuPont, الصين, Agree on GMO Seed PartnershipHoosier Ag Today / NAFB News Service (أبريل 7)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.hoosieragtoday.com/dupont-china-agree-on-gmo-seed-partnership/

IARC-Gate? Are Europe?s anti-chemical enviros conspiring to suppress conflict-of-interest scandal? -?مشروع محو الأمية الوراثية – بواسطة??

حلقة الوصل:?https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/04/07/iarc-gate-europes-anti-chemical-enviros-conspiring-suppress-conflict-interest-scandal/

EU farm lobby urges Commission and MEPs to reauthorize glyphosate?- تغذية المستكشف -?جين بيرن (Apr-6)

Brussels based agri trade group, Copa and Cogeca, has a sent a letter to the Commission, urging them to keep the herbicide active substance glyphosate on the EU market.

Excessive, Wrong-Headed Regulation Of ‘GMOsStifles Innovation And Slows Economic Growth – Forbes.com – By Henry I. Miller (أبريل 6)

حلقة الوصل:?http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2016/04/06/gmos-as-a-case-study-how-excessive-incompetent-regulation-stifles-innovation-and-economic-growth/#61238da26885