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Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 19, 2017

Many agricultural producers have expressed concern over the direction of executive branch trade policy since January. These apprehensions may not be universally shared in all quarters of Rural America; however, tariffs and other trade restrictions are important considerations for U.S. agriculture.

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Rice: Japanese Researchers Show Results In Push For Drought Tolerant Varieties

Rice: Japanese Researchers Show Results In Push For Drought Tolerant Varieties

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 4, 2017

Scientists at Japan’s RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) have developed what they say are strains of rice that are resistant to drought in real-world situations. Published in Plant Biotechnology Journal, the study reports that transgenic rice modified with a

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Rice: New Strain Could Help Farmers Predetermine Harvest Time

Rice: New Strain Could Help Farmers Predetermine Harvest Time

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 27, 2017

A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese scientists. This new strain could one day allow

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Farm Policy: Senate Finance Committee Debates Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Secretary

Farm Policy: Senate Finance Committee Debates Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Secretary

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Yesterday (Tuesday, March 14), the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be United States Trade Representative.  With respect to agricultural trade issues, China, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and Japan were

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Livestock Market: Our ‘Commander in Deals’ Needs to Keep the Finish in Mind – DTN

Livestock Market: Our ‘Commander in Deals’ Needs to Keep the Finish in Mind – DTN

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Feb 10, 2017

One month into Livestock Market Year 2017 and what’s not to like. I’ll pause for the janitorial staff to mop the floor of phlegm, spittle and vomit, convulsive reactions such an assessment might force from the months of demonstrators, Federal

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Calrose Rice Comparable to Japanese Variety Used for Sushi

Calrose Rice Comparable to Japanese Variety Used for Sushi

👤By Jim Guinn, USA Rice 🕔Feb 8, 2017

The Japanese foodservice industry has rediscovered U.S. Calrose rice and initiated steps to evaluate its use in traditional Japanese cuisine. Last fall a sample of Calrose as vinegar-seasoned rice for sushi was tested and found to be readily acceptable for use

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Farm Policy: Trade Agreement Uncertainty – Lingering Concern for Farmers

Farm Policy: Trade Agreement Uncertainty – Lingering Concern for Farmers

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 7, 2017

Recent news items suggest that anxiety in the agricultural community over Trump administration trade policy is not going away.  After promising to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), floating the the idea of a 20% border tax adjustment or

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Trump Dumps TPP – Ag Groups Feel Pain Over Loss of Huge Trade Pact – DTN

Trump Dumps TPP – Ag Groups Feel Pain Over Loss of Huge Trade Pact – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jan 23, 2017

At least a few agricultural groups were vocal in their criticism Monday after President Donald Trump followed through on a campaign promise by signing a memorandum to withdraw from the largest trade deal the U.S. had ever negotiated, the Trans-Pacific

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Rice: Japan Resumes SBS Tenders

Rice: Japan Resumes SBS Tenders

👤By Kristen Dayton, USA Rice Daily 🕔Dec 13, 2016

Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture (MAFF) announced earlier this week that rice import tenders under the Simultaneous-Buy-Sell system (SBS) will resume on December 13.  SBS tenders were halted in October following reports in the Japanese press of “adjustment money” being paid

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Ag Chemicals – 2 Japanese Manufacturers Will Merge

Ag Chemicals – 2 Japanese Manufacturers Will Merge

👤Source: Agropages.Com 🕔Dec 12, 2016

Two Japanese-based ag chemical companies – Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. and Ihara Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. – have entered into a business integration agreement. Both companies are involved in the manufacturing and supply of ag chemicals. In the deal,

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