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April 22, 2019

CNBC– “TPP negotiations have ‘good momentum’: US trade chief”

Categories: Trade

From CNBC, May 7- “U.S. trade representative Michael Froman, says the Trans-Pacific Partnership is gaining ‘good momentum‘ but negotiations are ‘complex‘ and take time.”

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Climate; Ag Economy; Policy Issues; and, Biotech

Climate Change- Agriculture

Justin Gillis reported in today’s New York Times that, “The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault from heat-loving insects.

“Such sweeping changes have been caused by an average warming of less than 2 degrees Fahrenheit over most land areas of the country in the past century, the scientists found. If greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane continue to escalate at a rapid pace, they said, the warming could conceivably exceed 10 degrees by the end of this century.”

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