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?None of these big quagmire deals?: Trump spells out historic shift in approach to tradeWashington Post, Wonk blogBy Ana Swanson (فبراير 24)

?While the change could allow the United States to hammer out more favorable terms at the negotiating table, as Trump and others in his administration have argued, هذا?s also likely to greatly complicate the process of crafting deals and thus slow the advance of global trade, a change that could ultimately make the world poorer, economists said.? – حلقة الوصل

Trump Is Off to a Slow Start on Trade PromisesNew York TimesBy Binyamin Appelbaum (فبراير 24)

President Trump keeps firing verbal broadsides at Mexico and China, but so far his new administration has not acted to keep specific campaign promises about trade policy.” – حلقة الوصل

Amid Trump Attacks, Support Grows for Free Trade – وول ستريت جورنال – By Jacob M. Schlesinger (فبراير 26)

WSJ/NBC News poll finds Democrats, independents increasingly positive about free tradeIncreasingly positive views of the net benefits of trade came mainly from Democrats?among whom those who said free trade helped more than hurt jumped to 57%, حتى من 34% over the past year?and among independents, whose support nearly doubled, with two in five now saying free trade has helped the country.” – حلقة الوصل

WTO members welcome entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement – منظمة التجارة العالمية (فبراير 27)

WTO members hailed the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) as a historic achievement at a meeting of the General Council on 27 شهر فبراير. In welcoming this milestone, members pledged to advance work on implementing the TFA so that the full benefits of the Agreement can be reaped.” – حلقة الوصل

Asia Economies Hold Trade Pact Talks After Trump Dumps TPP – أخبار الولايات المتحدة & التقرير العالمي / من (فبراير 27)

Negotiators from 16 Asian countries are meeting in the Japanese port city of Kobe this week for talks on a regional trade pact that could supplant the Trans-Pacific Partnership rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump.” – حلقة الوصل

India says UK free trade deal will take yearsBBCBy Kamal Ahmed (فبراير 27)

India’s finance minister has said that a free trade deal with Britain will take along timeand that no negotiations will start until the Brexit process has been completed.” – حلقة الوصل

Trump’s six hidden trade weapons – سياسة – By Danny Vinik (فبراير 28)

He can’t just pull out of the WTO, but a motivated White House can cause serious trouble for our trade partners.” – حلقة الوصل

Trump Trade Policy Expected to Seek Smaller WTO Role in the U.S. – وول ستريت جورنال – By Ian Talley and William Mauldin (فبراير 28)

Draft document says administration will champion U.S. law in effort to take on trading partners” – حلقة الوصل

India to speed up FTA with Eurasian Economic UnionThe Hindu Business Line (فبراير 28) – حلقة الوصل
EU to Reject Trump?s Protectionism at Summit, Draft Shows – بلومبرغ – By Ian Wishart (مارس 1)

“…Their stance comes at a time ?when protectionist tendencies are reappearing,? according to the draft.” – حلقة الوصل

Agricultural trade with Mexico and Canada tops $3 billion and supports more than 18k jobs – جنوب غرب مزرعة الصحافة – By Blair Fannin (فبراير 28)
NAFTA calls for the full-phased elimination of import tariffs and the elimination or fullest possible reduction on non-tariff trade barriers, such as import quotas, licensing schemes and technical barriers to trade.” – حلقة الوصل
Thousands of soy trucks stranded on swamped Amazon highway in Brazil – رويترز – By Gustavo Bonato (مارس 1)

Trucks have become bogged down on an unpaved section of the BR-163 highway in southern Par? state…” – حلقة الوصل

China eyes global economic leadership as U.S. turns inward – الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية اليوم – By Roger Yu (مارس 1)

The railroad?is one of a host of infrastructure projects China spearheads?حول العالم?in an ambitious quest to reinforce?its emergence as the world’s next economic superpower…” – حلقة الوصل

اي جي, AG TECH, إنتاج, القضايا ذات الصلة:

GM ‘surrogate henscould lay eggs of rare chicken breeds, scientists say

Radical plan to maintain diversity of gene pool proposes use of genetically modified chickens as surrogate mothers” – حلقة الوصل

Bird flu puts an end to free range eggs?- Food NavigatorBy Louis Gore-Langton (مارس 1)

The avian influenza crisis in Europe has forced producers to house birds indoors for more than three monthsmeaning the loss of free range status.” – حلقة الوصل

Insect-Zapping Laser ?Fence? Prepares for First Enemy ContactMIT Technology Review – بواسطة?Tom Simonite (فبراير 28)

A device that cooks unwanted flying bugs with a laser beam will be tested against an insect that has decimated Florida?s orange production.” – حلقة الوصل

تنزانيا: Dar Scientists Out to Curb Aflatoxin Spread Soon – الفريك / تنزانيا ديلي نيوز (مارس 1)

The toxic compounds produced by the green mold fungus, which can cause liver damage and cancer, occasions losses of up to 550bn/- annually” – ?حلقة الوصل

Visiting Tanzania?s first-ever GMO crop trial – التحالف كورنيل للعلوم – By Mark Lynas (فبراير 22)

“…could be a game-changer in improving the resilience of smallholder farmers to droughts aggravated by climate change.” – حلقة الوصل

The sorghum plant that could tackle blindness – Devex – By Deb Carstoiu (فبراير 27)

“ال?Africa Biofortified Sorghum, or ABS, project is a public-private partnership established to tackle chronic Vitamin A deficiency in children, as well as improve levels of zinc and iron. If it gets commercial approval, it will be the first-ever biotech sorghum on the market. Like?الأرز الذهبي, biofortified sorghum is a cutting-edge approach to food security and quality.” – حلقة الوصل

One farmer adds balance to the public discussion about GMOs by sharing their sustainability benefits?- Food Navigator USA – By Elizabeth Crawford (مارس 2)

Contrary to what some may believe, farmers who grow genetically modified crops are ?not the devil with horns,? and do have the planet?s and consumers? health and best interests in mind when they select which seeds to plant and harvest, a Maryland farmer told attendees at USDA?s Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington, DC, last month.” – حلقة الوصل

Grain traders prepping fish oil substitutes for aquaculture, health fads – رويترز – By Rod Nickel (فبراير 28)

It could be a kind of showstopper for growth in aquaculture if we can?t find other sources for these valuable Omega-3 fatty acids..” – حلقة الوصل

سياسات, REGULATORY, النشاط, آخر:

Farmers may be among the first to feel the effects of Brexit – الإيكونوميست (فبراير 23)

Agriculture is heavily reliant on foreign workers. They may not be around for long” – حلقة الوصل

California’s crumbling infrastructure evidence of poor priorities – غرب مزرعة الصحافة – بواسطة تود Fitchette (فبراير 20)

That nobody in their right mind is betting on 100 percent water allocations from the Bureau of Reclamation (Central Valley Project) or California Department of Water Resources (State Water Project) this year suggests that the drought we just suffered was largely political.” – حلقة الوصل

Campaigners launch fresh attack on pesticide mixtures in EU food?- Food NavigatorBy Louis Gore-Langton (فبراير 23)

The allegations made by PAN Europe are inaccurate and unsubstantiated…” – حلقة الوصل

Amid the Downpour, كاليفورنيا?s Regulatory Drought Continues – وول ستريت جورنال – By Jean Sagouspe (فبراير 24)

Dams are spilling over, but decades of meddling by green groups means the water can?t get to my farm.” – حلقة الوصل

POTUS Rolls Back WOTUSHoosier Ag TodayBy Gary Truitt?(مارس 1)

President Trump issued an Executive Order today calling for the EPA to review and revise the Army Corps and EPA rule redefining ?Waters of the United States? (WOTUS) subject to federal control under the Clean Water Act. -?حلقة الوصل

NGO-driven EPA regulations based on bad science need reform – التل – By Henry Miller (مارس 1)

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (وكالة حماية البيئة), Scott Pruitt, made it clear in an interview with the وول ستريت جورنال that his agency will be run differently than in years past: ?This past administration didn?t bother with statutes. . . They displaced Congress, disregarded the law, and in general said they would act in their own way. That now ends,” he said.” – حلقة الوصل

Feds promise 100 percent surface water allocation to California farmers – غرب مزرعة الصحافة – بواسطة تود Fitchette (مارس 1)
California’s historic rain and snow leads Bureau of Reclamation to make first 100-percent water allocation in over a decade.” – حلقة الوصل
Farmers join forces to fight ?false knowledge? on glyphosate – المزارعين أسبوعي (المملكة المتحدة) – By Oliver Hill (فبراير 27)

Hundreds of farmers across Britain are coming together in a concerted effort to show politicians and the public why glyphosate is so critical to agriculture and the environment.” – حلقة الوصل

Campbell Soup Co. works with FDA, USDA to craft national GMO labeling?- Food Navigator USA – By Elizabeth Crawford (مارس 2)

Drawing on its experience as one of the first major food companies to voluntarily disclose on packages the presence of GMOs in its products, The Campbell Soup Co. is lending USDA a hand in creating the mandatory national bioengineering label standard, according to a company executive.” – حلقة الوصل

غانا?s capacity to regulate GMOs receive major boostJoy Online (غانا) – By Joseph OpokuGakpo (فبراير 27)

?The NBA is further putting in place measures to build the capacity needed to assess and make decisions on applications regarding general release of GMOs.” – حلقة الوصل

Kenya GMO Corn Trials Said to Face Obstacle Over Import Ban – بلومبرغ – By Samuel Gebre (مارس 2)

Kenya is withholding approval for field trials of genetically?modified corn because some officials argue that a ban on GMO imports applies to controlled growing tests as well, according to a person familiar with the deliberations.” – حلقة الوصل