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Country 105

Agriculture Report

Taking Another Look at the TPP

By Fadi Didi

Canada and 10 other countries agreed to re-evaluate the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Canada and 10 other countries agreed at this past weekend's Asia-Pacific Economic Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, to re-evaluate the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Trade officials said the deal would change significantly without American involvement, although leaders from the 11 remaining countries are still figuring out what a revised trade plan would look like.

Since the U-S withdrawal from the T-P-P in January, Japan and New Zealand have been spearheading efforts to revive the deal.

Officials have agreed to present assessments to their leaders when they meet for an annual APEC summit in Vietnam in November.


U.S. President Donald Trump is cutting agriculture spending by five per cent in the spending plan he is sending to Congress.

The proposed budget would limit subsidies to farmers, including a cut in government help for purchasing crop insurance.

The budget would also limit spending on environmentally friendly conservation programs and some rural development dollars that help small towns build infrastructure.

The Republican chairmen of the Senate and House agriculture committees both said yesterday they oppose Trump's proposed cuts.


The federal government is providing 1-point-9 million dollars to the University of Waterloo to examine greenhouse gas emissions associated with agricultural activities, as well as the potential benefits of alternative land use practices.

It's one of 20 new research projects supported by the 27-million-dollar Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program.

The program is a partnership with universities and conservation groups across Canada.

Officials claim science and innovation will be the greatest ally in helping the agriculture industry meet the challenges of climate change.


The U.S. Supreme Court is not allowing an appeal by a father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak.

Austin and Peter DeCoster cannot further appeal their sentences for misdemeanour food safety violations.

They were sentenced to three months in prison in April 2015, with the judge saying they knew or should have known about the risks posed by the presence of salmonella in and around millions of egg-laying hens.

The DeCosters pleaded guilty to violating the law by introducing adulterated eggs into interstate commerce. 


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