Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Thursday, October 17, 2019



Report: Americans benefit from foreign ag aid

America’s foreign agricultural assistance provides significant domestic benefits by boosting demand for U.S. exports while making more food available to U.S. consumers and helping to guard against the import of pests and diseases, a new report says.
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White House looks to clear path for 'bioeconomy'

Trump administration officials say they are committed to reducing regulatory barriers to agricultural biotechnology as part of a larger strategy to promote the development of a "bioeconomy" based on far-reaching scientific innovations that could revolutionize medicine, nutrition and manufacturing as well as farming.
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CAST report warns of shrinking livestock gene pool

According to a new report released by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, genetic diversity in the livestock industry is decreasing, and an intensive program to maintain samples and evaluations of different gene pools needs to be developed to avoid species extinction.
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