Progress Reported With China on Biotech Traits

Cindy Zimmermanbiotechnology, Corn, trade, USDA

According to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, one of the outcomes of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meetings this week was in the area of agricultural exports related to biotechnology traits. “China announced that it would approve the importation of new biotechnology varieties of U.S. soybeans and corn ­… and also that it would pursue … Read More

Environmental Impacts on Yield and Trading

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, climate, trade

With a session topic titled, “Global corn/soybean cropping and trading – how do environmental constraints impact yield and trading,” you’d think this would take a long time. However, at the Bayer CropScience 2014 Corn and Soybean Future Forum Kyle Tapley, Senior Ag Meteorologist, MDA Information Systems, got the job done in a short time frame. The focus was on weather … Read More

Soybean Grower Testifies on Biotech and Trade

Cindy ZimmermanASA, Audio, biotechnology, Government, Soybeans, trade

The Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing Wednesday on “Trade Enforcement: Using Trade Rules to Level the Playing Field for U.S. Companies and Workers” addressing concerns that as new trade agreements are being considered those that are already in place are not being adequately enforced. “Without strong enforcement, no trade deal – old or new – is able to … Read More