Planting the Four Billionth Acre of Biotech Crops in the World

As I begin to plant my own crops this week, I know that somewhere in the northern hemisphere this month, a farmer will put a seed in the ground—and the world will have its 4-billionth acre of genetically modified crops. Perhaps it will happen in my country of Spain, which is Europe’s leader in GM […]


Potential Russian and Ukrainian Disruptions to Agricultural Trade

Political tensions between the Russian and Ukrainian governments have the potential to disrupt trade.  Both countries are noted as suppliers of wheat, while Ukraine also markets growing amounts of corn and oilseeds.  Russia is the second largest international buyer of red meat and poultry meat. Wheat appears to be the most immediate concern.  Russia with […]

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Long walk to free trade worth the pain

Source – Orange County Register Opinion by Simon Cooper Date – 15 Apr 2014 Website – www.ocregister.com As we’ve seen in recent months, the path to far-reaching trade agreements can take numerous twists and turns. President Obama has encountered bipartisan opposition to his request for ‘fast-track’ Trade Promotion Authority to negotiate for the U.S., and […]