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‘Do No Harm,’ Declare Grain Groups, But Produce Groups Want to Slow Down Imports

Early testimony from agricultural industries Tuesday on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement reflected an array of views on the impact of the trade deal and the Trump administration’s move to renegotiate NAFTA.

 

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“NAFTA has given us the opportunity to invest in the U.S. to buy grain from American farmers and sell it to our customers in Mexico,” said Jaime Castrellon, a Mexican farmer and board member for Grupo Chapa Quiroga, speaking through an interpreter.   Read more

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U.K. Scientists Apply for Genetically Modified Wheat Trials

Scientists at Rothamsted Research, a U.K. agriculture research center founded in 1843, have asked for permission to carry out field trials of genetically-modified wheat. The wheat carries out photosynthesis more efficiently, which results in a higher-yielding crop, according to a statement from Rothamsted. The research group said it submitted an[…]

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