Mexico farm lobby blasts ban on GMO corn; organic growers welcome it

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A farmer holds different types of corn cobs in Otzolotepec By Laura Gottesdiener MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexico’s main agricultural lobby on Saturday criticized the government’s decision to ban genetically modified corn, while organic growers hailed the move that should protect smaller farmers. Mexico will “revoke and refrain from granting permits […]

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German minister urges meatpackers to work overtime to clear farm backlog

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: German Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Kloeckner addresses a news conference in Berlin HAMBURG (Reuters) – Germany’s agriculture minister called on Friday for slaughterhouses and meatpackers to work at weekends and on public holidays to deal with a backlog of animals that has built up on farms during the coronavirus […]

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China’s purchases of U.S. farm goods at 71% of target under trade deal: U.S.

3/3 © Reuters. Senate Finance Committee hearing on U.S. trade on Capitol Hill in Washington 2/3 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has substantially increased purchases of U.S. farm goods and implemented 50 of 57 technical commitments aimed at lowering structural barriers to U.S. imports since the two nations signed a trade deal in January, the U.S. […]

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Trump to announce $13 billion in farm aid on Thursday: source

2/2 © Reuters. U.S. President Trump holds news conference at the White House in Washington 2/2 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will announce a new round of pandemic aid to farmers of about $ 13 billion at a campaign rally in Wisconsin on Thursday night, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters. […]

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Exclusive: Argentina farm minister says no plan to hike grains export taxes

By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina does not plan to increase grains export taxes despite the government’s need for revenue as the coronavirus pushes the country into a deep recession this year, Agriculture Minister Luis Basterra told Reuters on Wednesday. Farmers in the vast Pampas grains belt had worried that the cash-strapped government, […]

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U.S. next week to start purchasing $3 billion worth of farm goods -Trump

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump meets with Republican members of Congress at the White House in Washington 2/2 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Saturday said the United States will next week begin purchasing $ 3 billion worth of dairy, meat and produce from farmers as unemployment soars and people are […]

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