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Food and Ag Policy Briefing: F2F Strategy, CAP transition and COVID-19 support

While EU policymakers made some important decisions on their future agri-food policies last week, US farmers got more clarity on the emergency aid that they will soon receive from the government.

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Commission defends Farm to Fork strategy against fears it will hit agri-food profits

The European Commission published new details on how its sustainable policies will be developed in close consultation with food producers, after European farming groups slammed the new Farm to Fork strategy as a “general attack” on farmers’ income.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU tightens up limits on perchlorate in food

The EU has set tight new limits on the endocrine disrupting chemical perchlorate in fresh produce, teas, infant formula and baby food.

European Food Law US Food Policy

Spot the difference: the UK opts for continuity with post-Brexit agri-food tariff schedule

After decades of castigating the EU and its Common Agricultural Policy for being protectionist and closed off to global competition, the UK government has finally taken its opportunity to set its own agricultural tariffs to take effect in January 2021, when the current post-Brexit transition period expires.

United Kingdom EU

Europe’s top users of glyphosate identified in new research

A survey conducted by agricultural scientists has identified which EU member states are most dependent on glyphosate.

EU European Agricultural Policy

NMPF’s Bleiberg optimistic Congress will clear more COVID-19 aid for ag

Additional aid for the ag sector is expected to be part of Congress’s next COVID-19 aid package, with activity likely to ramp up when the Senate returns from the Memorial Day recess in June, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Vice President for Government Relations Paul Bleiberg said Thursday (May 21).

US Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Agribusiness COVID-19 Podcast: May 22

Stay abreast of the latest developments in the global agriculture and food markets influenced by COVID-19 by listening to our IHS Markit Agribusiness podcast.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Researchers develop new vaccine that protects 100% of pigs against ASF

The UK’s Pirbright Institute has moved a step closer to developing a viable vaccine for African swine fever (ASF).

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Agribusiness COVID-19 podcast: May 18

Stay abreast of the latest developments in the global agriculture and food markets influenced by COVID-19 by listening to our regular IHS Markit Agribusiness podcast.

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European Agriculture Policy

EU agriculture policy diary (25-29 May): COVID-19 response, CAP transition, F2F Strategy

Members of the European Parliament are lining up for meetings with European Commission officials to discuss the most important recent developments in EU agri-food policies.

EU Coronavirus European Agricultural Policy

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: F2F Strategy, CAP transition and COVID-19 support

While EU policymakers made some important decisions on their future agri-food policies last week, US farmers got more clarity on the emergency aid that they will soon receive from the government.

EU United States

Commission defends Farm to Fork strategy against fears it will hit agri-food profits

The European Commission published new details on how its sustainable policies will be developed in close consultation with food producers, after European farming groups slammed the new Farm to Fork strategy as a “general attack” on farmers’ income.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Spot the difference: the UK opts for continuity with post-Brexit agri-food tariff schedule

After decades of castigating the EU and its Common Agricultural Policy for being protectionist and closed off to global competition, the UK government has finally taken its opportunity to set its own agricultural tariffs to take effect in January 2021, when the current post-Brexit transition period expires.

United Kingdom EU
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US Agriculture Policy

Progress on US-China Trade deal brings good news for fruit, grain, dairy, and meat producers

Blueberries, Hass avocados, and barley can now be exported to China from the US, according to the latest update on the Phase One US-China trade deal announced May 21 by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy Economy and Finance

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: F2F Strategy, CAP transition and COVID-19 support

While EU policymakers made some important decisions on their future agri-food policies last week, US farmers got more clarity on the emergency aid that they will soon receive from the government.

EU United States

NMPF’s Bleiberg optimistic Congress will clear more COVID-19 aid for ag

Additional aid for the ag sector is expected to be part of Congress’s next COVID-19 aid package, with activity likely to ramp up when the Senate returns from the Memorial Day recess in June, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Vice President for Government Relations Paul Bleiberg said Thursday (May 21).

US Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Agribusiness COVID-19 Podcast: May 22

Stay abreast of the latest developments in the global agriculture and food markets influenced by COVID-19 by listening to our IHS Markit Agribusiness podcast.

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Bill to reduce tax on infant food to be introduced in Lithuania "to support families through COVID crisis"

Rasa Budbergytė, the head of the opposition Lithuanian Social Democratic Party’s (LSDP) faction in the Seimas, the country’s unicameral parliament, has announced her party is planning to submit a draft bill that is to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) rate on infant food products to 9 percent.

European Food Law Coronavirus Traceability & Supply Chain

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: F2F Strategy, CAP transition and COVID-19 support

While EU policymakers made some important decisions on their future agri-food policies last week, US farmers got more clarity on the emergency aid that they will soon receive from the government.

EU United States

EU tightens up limits on perchlorate in food

The EU has set tight new limits on the endocrine disrupting chemical perchlorate in fresh produce, teas, infant formula and baby food.

European Food Law US Food Policy

Spot the difference: the UK opts for continuity with post-Brexit agri-food tariff schedule

After decades of castigating the EU and its Common Agricultural Policy for being protectionist and closed off to global competition, the UK government has finally taken its opportunity to set its own agricultural tariffs to take effect in January 2021, when the current post-Brexit transition period expires.

United Kingdom EU
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US Food Policy

FDA identifies animal grazing fields as likely source for three romaine outbreaks last fall

In a much-anticipated report issued Thursday (May 21), FDA has identified nearby cattle and potential animal fecal contamination as the likely sources of last fall’s three outbreaks of E.coli in romaine lettuce and leafy greens from the Salinas Valley, Calif.

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Food and Ag Policy Briefing: F2F Strategy, CAP transition and COVID-19 support

While EU policymakers made some important decisions on their future agri-food policies last week, US farmers got more clarity on the emergency aid that they will soon receive from the government.

EU United States

EU tightens up limits on perchlorate in food

The EU has set tight new limits on the endocrine disrupting chemical perchlorate in fresh produce, teas, infant formula and baby food.

European Food Law US Food Policy

Agribusiness COVID-19 Podcast: May 22

Stay abreast of the latest developments in the global agriculture and food markets influenced by COVID-19 by listening to our IHS Markit Agribusiness podcast.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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