Keith Good: New Techniques for Creating GMO Crops Skirt USDA Regs Jan 2, 2015

    🕔Jan 2, 2015
    Biotech Andrew Pollack reported on the front page of the Business section in today’s New York Times that, “Its first attempt to develop genetically engineered grass ended disastrously for the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. […]

    U.S. Appeals WTO’s COOL Ruling — DTN Dec 1, 2014

    🕔Dec 1, 2014
    The Obama administration formally appealed the adverse trade ruling on country-of-origin labeling through the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement body in Geneva, Switzerland. The COOL appeal was the main agenda […]

    Keith Good: What’s Next for Meat Labeling?; Sugar Prices Take Tumble Nov 21, 2014

    🕔Nov 21, 2014
    Meat Labels Associated Press writer Mary Clare Jalonick reported yesterday that, “Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade […]

    Keith Good: GMO Corn Suits Mount for Syngenta; Armyworm Concerns Grow Nov 18, 2014

    🕔Nov 18, 2014
    Biotech Associated Press writer David Pitt reported yesterday that, “Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not […]

    Vilsack: COOL Appeal Decision to be Made in January — DTN Oct 27, 2014

    🕔Oct 27, 2014
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told DTN on Monday that the Obama administration likely won’t appeal the World Trade Organization ruling against U.S. meat labeling until sometime in January. The U.S. […]

    Mandatory COOL: Detrimental to Trade, No Easy Solution — Economist Oct 27, 2014

    🕔Oct 27, 2014
    Abolish? Make further tweaks? Or perhaps, make it voluntary? On the heels of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) latest ruling on U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL), debate on both sides […]

    Keith Good: Tumbling Grain Prices May Prove Costly for Taxpayers Oct 21, 2014

    🕔Oct 21, 2014
    Policy Issues Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media reported yesterday that, “U.S. farmers are bringing in what’s expected to be a record-breaking harvest for corn and soybeans. But all that productivity […]

    Livestock: WTO Ruling on Country of Origin Labeling Expected Soon — DTN Oct 17, 2014

    🕔Oct 17, 2014
    Without giving any indication how the next World Trade Organization ruling on Country of Origin Labeling will come down, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday the COOL decision could become […]

    Keith Good: Railroad Mergers…What Does History Tell Us? Oct 14, 2014

    🕔Oct 14, 2014
    Bloomberg writer Thomas Black reported yesterday that, “Hunter Harrison sketched a vision of railroad consolidation for analysts earlier this month, saying mergers would ensure the seamless movement of oil, coal, grain and other […]

    Keith Good: With Midwest Grain Harvest Looming, Storage Concerns Grow Aug 22, 2014

    🕔Aug 22, 2014
    Crop Watch Bloomberg writers Jeff Wilson, Lydia Mulvany and Megan Durisin reported yesterday that, “The ripening corn and soybean fields stretch for miles in every direction from Dennis Wentworth’s farm in Downs, […]


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