Japan might increase the amount of agriculture trade conducted with the U.S. through potential trade deal that was announced by President Trump following a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Forage scientist Steve Norberg will lead a two-year, $250,000 effort to discover the genes behind better alfalfa, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.
U.S. beef has full access into the Japanese market for the first time in 16 years, but it is still not at a level playing field compared to countries who remained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.