एजी तकनीक से संबंधित समाचार आइटम, जैव प्रौद्योगिकी, trade and perhaps some other interesting topics out there related to agriculture will be posted on this page throughout the week (as the week progresses newest items will be in हरा वर्गों के तल पर). Check the page during the week for updates.

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USDA doesn’t plan to regulate genome-edited plantsFarm Futures (Mar 28)

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says USDA wants to allow innovationUnder its?biotechnology regulations, USDA does not regulate or have any plans to regulate plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding techniques as long as they are not plant pests or developed using plant pests” – संपर्क

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व्यापार, व्यापार संबंधित, आधारिक संरचना:

Trump prepared to hit China with $60 billion in annual tariffsWashington Post -?द्वारा?Damian Paletta,?Josh Dawsey?तथा?Steven Mufson?(Mar 19)

President Trump is preparing to impose a package of $60 billion in annual tariffs against China, following through on a long-time threat that he says will punish China for intellectual property infringement and create more American jobs.” – संपर्क

US farmers attack Trump over tit-for-tat trade war?s farm harmFarmOnline (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – कॉलिन Bettles तक (Mar 19)

?Farmers are increasingly worried about what they are seeing from Washington DC on trade,??संपर्क?(ध्यान दें – includes GFNs Bill Horan)

यू.एस. soybeans would be China?s biggest weapon in a trade warMarketWatchBy Myra P. Saefong (Mar 17)

While China could pose the biggest threat to soybean prices, Canada and Mexico could target a broader array of agricultural products with tariffs.” – संपर्क

Japan becomes biggest US export marketGlobalMeatNews.com -?By Kathryn Wortley, in Tokyo (Mar 19)

Japan is now the United States? leading export market for beef, in value and volume, and largest market for pork exports in value, according to 2017 trade data released by the US Department of Agriculture (यूएसडीए).” – संपर्क

Cabinet Members Testify on Infrastructure NeedsAgWiredBy Cindy Zimmerman (Mar 15) – संपर्क

‘Yeah, we can work with that’: Auto talks mark potential NAFTA breakthroughOttawa Citizen / The Canadian Press (Mar 21)

“… his newfound optimism was based on two developments in recent days: progress on the top U.S. priority of auto-parts rules, as well as a more general thawing of the frosty tone in earlier talks.” – संपर्क

Africa is on the verge of forming the largest free trade area since the World Trade OrganizationCNBCBy Justina Crabtree (Mar 20)

African leaders are poised to sign a deal that would unite the 55 member countries of the African Union in tariff-free trade across the continent.” – संपर्क

44 countries sign Africa?s trade pactDaily Trust (नाइजीरिया) -?By Francis Arinze Iloani & Sunday Michael Ogwu (Mar 22)

“44 countries out of 55 member countries of the African Union (AU) have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) pact” – संपर्क

Trump officially requests Trade Promotion Authority extensionWorld Trade Online (Mar 20)

President Trump on Tuesday asked Congress to extend his fast-track trade authority by three years.” – संपर्क?(सदस्यता के आधार पर)

Mnuchin: US to consider TPP re-entry after other prioritiesFox News / AP (Mar 21) – संपर्क

Trump moves to crack down on China trade with $60 billion in tariffs on imported productsWashington PostBy David J. Lynch (Mar 22)? – संपर्क

The Trade Issue That Most Divides U.S. and China on Trade Isn?t Tariffs – न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स – द्वारा?Keith Bradsher?

Chinese leaders contend that their country?s economy is still developing. They openly reject President Trump?s call for reciprocity in trade relations.” – संपर्क

Ciobo backs ending trade distorting farm subsidies like EU?s CAPFarmOnline (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – कॉलिन Bettles तक (Mar 27)

Speaking on a trade delegation this week to the UKMr Ciobo took aim at the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which is considered a stumbling block to competitive markets, by Australian farm leaders, just like the multi-trillion dollar US Farm Bill.” – संपर्क

मेक्सिको, यू.एस. sign accords on customs, border cooperation – रायटर (Mar 26)

Mexico and the United States have signed three accords to improve bilateral customs procedures and expedite the flow of agricultural produce across their almost 2,000-mile (3,220-km) border…” – संपर्क

Canadian Dairies Are Booming Amid Trump?s Trade Threats – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Jen Skerritt (Mar 27)

Trade threats not hampering processor expansion plans.” – संपर्क

U.S., South Korea overhaul 6-year-old free-trade agreementSeattle TimesBy Paul Wiseman, Associated Press (Mar 28)

The United States says South Korea has used nontariff barriers, such as rigorous customs inspections, to block U.S. products.” – संपर्क

Brexit: UK hopes to roll over 40 EU trade deals, says Liam FoxBBC News (Mar 29)

The UK hopes to have 40 trade arrangements with 70 countries in place by the end of the Brexit transition period in 2020, the international trade secretary has said.” – संपर्क


एजी, एजी टेक, RESEARCH, उत्पादन, सुरक्षा, संबंधित मुद्दों:

GMO Solutions Waiting in the Wings for Specialty AgricultureGrowing ProduceBy Frank Giles (Mar 14)

“…anti-GMO attitudes being perpetuated by things like a Non-GMO project label are a concern because it potentially could impede the introduction of breakthroughs…” – संपर्क

Kenya to test genetically-modified cotton in nine research stationsStandardBy Fredrick Obura (Mar 14) – संपर्क

Guest CommentaryThe Business of FarmingThe Chicago Council on Global AffairsBy Jill Wheeler (Mar 14)

Who wants a future of subsistence farming? From Africa to Asia, the answer from youth is ?We don?t.?” – संपर्क

Fraley: ?Exciting times ahead in modern agriculture? – Fort Dodge Messenger (आयोवा) – By Karen Schwaller (Mar 18) – संपर्क

Cornfields could play a role in recycling old electronics – feedstuffs (Mar 16)

Method converts corn stover into basic sugars that feed metal-mining bacteria that extract rare earth metals from waste materials.” – संपर्क

CRISPR Will Make GMOs UbiquitousNational ReviewBy By Blake Hurst (Mar 19)

Broad access to these technologies is changing the world of research in ways that we can?t even begin to grasp.” – संपर्क

Monsanto backs new company focused on gene editing, not GMOs – रायटर – Tom Polansek (Mar 20)

Unlike traditional GMOs, in which a gene is added from another organism, gene-editing works like the find-and-replace function on a word processor. It finds a gene and then makes changes by amending or deleting it.” – संपर्क

A new Monsanto-backed company is on the verge of producing the first fruit made with a blockbuster gene-editing tool that could revolutionize agriculture – व्यापार अंदरूनी सूत्र – आयलैंड Brodwin तक (Mar 27) – संपर्क

Beer brewing genetic breakthrough with DNA editingFarmOnline (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – By Mike Foley (Mar 24)

Beer is becoming a new frontier for genetic engineering, with a new study announcing a DNA breakthrough that could?remove the need for hops in the brewing process.” – संपर्क

Researchers turning to GMOs to solve food insecurityMinnesota Daily (Univ. of Minnesota) – By Katrina Ross (Mar 20)

University of Minnesota researchers are working with a team of experts from the U.S., Indonesia and Bangladesh to make a genetically-modified potato.” – संपर्क

Hybrid seed to propel yields by 20%: AATFNewsDay (जिम्बाब्वे) – By Tatira Zwinoira (Mar 26)

?Small scale farmers using hybrid seed can increase crop yields by 20% and we have seen that being achieved in other countries in Africa such as Kenya and Tanzania…” – संपर्क

That organic milk you’re drinking in Wisconsin might just be from TexasMilwaukee Journal SentinelBy Rick Barrett (Mar 23)

“[O]rganic dairy has become big business, attracting?mega-sized farms in places you wouldn?t think of having them…” – संपर्क


नीति, नियामक, सक्रियता, अन्य:

Activists Warned Over ‘Interferencein Scientific ResearchTanzania Daily News (By Fatma Abdu) (Mar 17)

“…called on people who oppose agricultural biotechnology to realize that without modern technology, farmers will continue to suffer from low income and hunger due to pests and continuous droughts.” – संपर्क

Monsanto Judge Says Expert Testimony Against Roundup Is ?Shaky? – ब्लूमबर्ग -?By Joel Rosenblatt (Mar 14) – संपर्क

GUEST ARTICLE: Earning trust in ag technologythe answer is in the palm of your handBy Terry Fleck, executive director, The Center for Food Integrity (Mar 14)

‘The block statement in JavaScript is often called a compound statement in other computer programming languages. Unlike C++ , JavaScript doesn?t consider a block to be a new scope.Does this make sense to you? I don?t know about you, but my head is spinning.” – संपर्क

Kenyan pesticide makers attack use of GMO crops in Africa – विज्ञान के लिए कॉर्नेल एलायंस – By Joan Conrow (Mar 15)

The organic industry?s economically-driven opposition to genetically modified crops has expanded to include a Kenya consortium that makes plant-based pesticides.” – संपर्क

GMO crops create ?halo effect? that benefits organic farmers, says new research – विज्ञान के लिए कॉर्नेल एलायंस – By Mark Lynas (Mar 13)

This finding,?published by University of Maryland researchers in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal?Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,?effectively shreds the conventional anti-GMO narrative that GM crops result in more pesticide use and present a threat to organic growers.” – संपर्क

Bayer Clears EU Hurdle for Monsanto Deal With Sale to BASF – ब्लूमबर्ग – By Aoite White and Naomi Kresge (Mar 21) – संपर्क

GM crops ?kicked around like a political football? in SA no moreFarmOnline (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – कॉलिन Bettles तक (Mar 20)

?There is obviously confusion in the community around what the state?s role is and what the federal regulator?s role is…” – संपर्क

Nigeria to use biotechnology to improve cropsNews Agency of NigeriaBy Agbeja Gabriel (Mar 22) – संपर्क

Far more toxic than glyphosate: Copper sulfate, used by organic and conventional farmers, cruises to European reauthorization – आनुवंशिक साक्षरता परियोजना – By Andrew Porterfield (Mar 20) – संपर्क

CAST: Excessive Barriers Stifle Biotech ProgressDroversBy John Maday (Mar 22)

“… our current regulations are not based on product risk, but on spurious, undocu?mented risks posed by the process of genetic engineering.? – संपर्क?(Full CAST report available यहाँ)

Non-GMO labeled products cost US consumers 10 सेवा 62% more, study finds -?Food Policy via GLPJayson Lusk,?Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes,?Alexandre Magnier?(Mar 26)

Perhaps the most important conclusion to be drawn from our results is that non-GM foods are more costly संपर्क

Regenerative certification meant to add to USDA Organic, not supplant it, developers say – खाद्य नेविगेटर अमरीका – By Hank Schultz (Mar 7)

A new Regenerative Organic Certification program launching this week at Expo West is a meaningful extension of the base USDA Organic certification rather than a symptom of the tensions within the movement, proponents say. तथापि, some observers have taken a wait and see attitude about whether the idea has legs.” – संपर्क

Chown claims Marsh v Baxter GM canola transfer a ?fraudulent act? – FarmOnline (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) – कॉलिन Bettles तक (Mar 28)

“…the Agricultural Region MLC and former Dalwallinu farmer tabled a report compiled by the WA Agriculture Department examining how the GM canola transferred from one farm to the other.” – संपर्क

USDA won?t regulate genome editing – feedstuffs (Mar 28)

Secretary Perdue said decision allows new breeding techniques to proceed if no risk is present.” – संपर्क