The head of the World Trade Organization is concerned about President Donald Trump’s plans to impose a tariff on both steel and aluminum imports into America. Director General Rober Azevedo (Ah-zeh-vay’-doh) says a trade war is in no one’s best interests. “The WTO is concerned about the U.S. plans for tariffs on steel and aluminum,” he says, “and the potential for escalation is real, as we have seen in the responses of others.” He says the World Trade Organization will be watching the developments closely. Trump didn’t specify in his announcement which countries the tariffs would apply to. However, it did trigger an outcry from U.S. allies like Canada, the European Union, Mexico, and Australia, as well as China, the world’s biggest steel supplier. The Express Tribune Dot Com says Trump and his staff have portrayed the WTO as a broken organization. Azevedo has responded to those statements with caution, saying he’s willing to work with U.S. officials to alleviate whatever their concerns are. His decision to condemn a policy move like this doesn’t happen very often, which means Azevedo is clearly concerned about the situation.
all-day Women in Agriculture conference ... @ Buffalo Point Restaurant
Women in Agriculture conference ... @ Buffalo Point Restaurant
Mar 19 – Apr 13 all-day
“Keep Life Simple” is the theme of the annual Women in Agriculture Conference, which will feature information and advice about simplicity and excellence, making meals with a multi-cooker, forage production, youth loans, farming with disabilities,[...]
2:00 pm Chemigation training
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nebraska Extension Chemigation Training has been scheduled at a number of sites for growers needing their chemigation certification in 2018. Training opportunities run from January into the first week of June. Online chemigation training is[...]
all-day Committee Meeting of the Board o...
Committee Meeting of the Board o...
Mar 23 all-day
The Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors of The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District will be held on March 23, 2018, starting at 9:00 AM at the Holdrege office. A current agenda is available at[...]
12:00 am 4 S’s of Crossbreeding webinar
4 S’s of Crossbreeding webinar
Mar 23 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
NCBA Hosts Webinar – The 4’s of Crossbreeding: Simple, Structured, Successful, and SustainableThursday, March 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. CTStructured crossbreeding systems have been shown to have substantial impacts on the production efficiency of commercial[...]
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