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Perdue Likes Renegotiation of NAFTA; Broadband in Rural America
Perdue Likes Renegotiation of NAFTA; Broadband in Rural America
**After newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress last week that President Trump intends to renegotiate NAFTA, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue gave his stamp of approval. Perdue says "While NAFTA has been an overall positive for American agriculture, any trade deal can always be improved, and as President Trump moves forward with renegotiating with Canada and Mex
EU Countries Deciding on Import of Biotech Products; Wheat Sales Strong
EU Countries Deciding on Import of Biotech Products; Wheat Sales Strong
A European Parliament committee has voted to block a proposal that would allow each of the 28 EU countries to decide on their own whether to allow the import or use of biotech products. DTN reports that despite the aggressive challenges facing biotech crop production in Europe, several major business groups in Europe and abroad saw the food proposal as a threat to Europe's unified market... Read M
Rural Economies Stronger With Renewable Fuel; Tainted Produce Imported
Rural Economies Stronger With Renewable Fuel; Tainted Produce Imported
Six companies are facing fines for selling fruits and vegetables imported from Mexico, China, Thailand, and Taiwan that were tainted with pesticides that are banned in the UC. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation says the companies were importing and selling produce to stores that primarily cater to California’s ethnic communities, and that the companies were given ample opportunities