Japan and Germany over the weekend announced an agreement to work together on free trade. The announcement follows President Donald Trump’s removal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which included Japan.
Germany asked the European Union last week to speed-up trade talks to open trade with more than a dozen countries.
Lawmakers in Germany are calling on regulators to curb Bayer Ag’s $66 billion proposed takeover of U.S. based Monsanto. Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today reports a parliamentary session in Germany highlighted the backlash to Bayer’s proposed buy of Monsanto.