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  • Tuesday, November 6th 2018 - 08:41 UTC

    Mercosur members adhere to WTO Precision Biotechnology applied to agriculture

     “Precision biotechnologies such as genome editing hold great promise for both farmers and consumers around the world”, said US Agriculture Secretary Purdue

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the United States has joined with 12 other nations, (including Mercosur founding members) to support policies that enable agricultural innovation, including genome editing. The International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology was released in Geneva at the World Trade Organization Committee on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2018 - 06:25 UTC

    Trump pledges US$ 12bn to help farmers hit by trade war with China

    The president, speaking at an event in Kansas City on Tuesday, reaffirmed his support for tariffs and pledged that “farmers will be the biggest beneficiary.”

    The Trump administration on Tuesday said it will use a Great Depression-era program to pay up to US$ 12 billion to help U.S. farmers weather a growing trade war with China, the European Union and others that the president began. It is a clear signal the U.S. President Donald Trump is determined to stick with tariffs as his weapon of choice in the conflict.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Mexico buying more Brazilian corn over concern with NAFTA negotiations

    Mexican buyers imported a total of more than 583,000 metric tons of Brazilian corn last year – a 970% jump over 2016, shows data from Mexico’s SIAPm Mexico’s SIAP

    Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants. Mexico is on track to buy more Brazilian corn in 2018, which would hurt a U.S. agricultural sector already struggling with low grains prices and the rising competitive threat from South America.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2017 - 05:18 UTC

    US denies Brazil any timetable for an end to the ban on fresh beef imports

    Perdue said Maggi had pressed for a timeline for restoring imports of fresh beef to US, but he argued any timeline would depend upon progress being made by Brazil.

    Brazil needs to make progress on inspections before any timeline can be set to end a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef, the U.S. agriculture secretary said on Monday. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and his Brazilian counterpart Blairo Maggi met in Washington, D.C., on Monday to discuss the ban that went into effect on June 22.