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Free Trade Is an Economic Necessity, Not Politics 2016

When I meet presidential candidates here in Iowa, I always ask the same question: Where do you stand on free trade? That’s because for farmers like me, exports are an economic lifeline. About one out of every three rows of corn, one out of every two rows of soybeans and one out of every four […]

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Free Trade Is an Economic Necessity, Not Politics 2016

When I meet presidential candidates here in Iowa, I always ask the same question: Where do you stand on free trade? That’s because for farmers like me, exports are an economic lifeline. About one out of every three rows of corn, one out of every two rows of soybeans and one out of every four […]

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UK Farmer Makes the Case to Continue a Science-Lead Approach to GM Crops

The surprise majority victory of the Tories in the United Kingdom’s national elections last week provides Prime Minister David Cameron with a clear working majority for a political party that has not led a unified government since 1997. Those were the headlines. The coalition government made some difficult decisions based on science and there is […]

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Tracing Origin of U.S. Beef for the Chinese Market

When a case of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) was discovered in the U.S. cattle herd in December 2003, China along with about a hundred other countries banned imports of U.S. beef.  In the ensuing years, the U.S. government was able to work out a new arrangement with most of those countries except China and a […]

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Ag groups push House for fast track authority

Source – Capital Press By Carol Ryan Dumas Date – 27 May 2015 Website – www.capitalpress.com Most U.S. ag organizations are urging House members to pass Trade Promotion Authority after the Senate’s passage on Friday night, contending TPA is critical in free-trade agreements and the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership in particular. Trade Promotion Authority, which gives […]

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