Mercosur is confident a framework agreement with the European Union will be announced next week despite resistance from farmers in Europe to permit tariff-free beef imports, a Mercosur official said. “There is more than a 70% chance of reaching a deal,” said the official close to the negotiations that have dragged on for almost two decades.
Researchers have identified the molecule that attracts the insect that transmits citrus greening disease, a development expected to help farmers control a plague that has destroyed trees in growing regions of Brazil and the United States. The scientific breakthrough is the result of six years of research on Diaphorina citri, the vector of citrus greening disease.
European countries have voted to renew the license of glyphosate, a widely used weed killer at the centre of environmental concerns. The proposal at the EU Commission's Appeal Committee got 18 votes in favor and nine against, with one abstention, ending months of deadlock.
President Mauricio Macri hosted the official launching of the Argentine chair of G20, the world’s major forum for global economic, political, and financial cooperation. In his inaugural speech Macri said Argentina is committed ”to build consensus for fair and sustainable development” and will use its role as the first South American country to chair the G20 group of major economies to combat protectionism.
Falkland Islands lawmakers will be meeting starting in December to scope the community’s priorities under the Rural Development Strategy (RDS), as the current Action Plan ends and a new 3-year phase begins.
Brazilian antitrust agency Cade extended its deadline to review the takeover of Monsanto Co by Bayer AG by 90 days to late March, potentially spoiling plans to wrap up the US$66 billion tie-up by the end of the year.
Brazilian farmers are expected to collect 111 million tons of soybeans in the 2017/18 season, said consultancy firm Agroconsult, maintaining the same forecast it released in September.
Argentina authorized the use of genetically modified soybean seeds resistant to herbicides other than glyphosate, as the European Union (EU) debates whether to extend the license of weed-killers containing the ingredient.
Brussels will seek to drive forward negotiations on a far-reaching trade deal with Mercosur this week despite warnings from France and other EU members that they are reaching the limit of the concessions they can tolerate on beef and other sensitive agricultural products, according to a report from the Financial Times.
The new Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands has been announced, following the General Election which concluded on Thursday 9th November.