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USDA, FDA see different regulatory path for GE animals

USDA and FDA remain at odds over federal regulation of genetically engineered animals, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told House lawmakers this week.

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Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!

With sales growth of around 10% annually, the organics sector is on a strong upward curve. This special report for IEG Policy subscribers looks at the challenges and opportunities for the future of the organic industry in the EU, US and around the world.

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Supreme Court of Canada beer case ruling keeps dairy supply/management intact

Canadian provinces and territories have a constitutional right to restrict imports of goods from each, provided those restrictions are not primarily put in place to restrict trade, according to a Supreme Court of Canada ruling.

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EU agriculture policy diary: (April 23-27) : EU-China Trade relations, further work on CAP and food waste

Next week the Parliament Committees of Agriculture, Environment and International Trade will be busy with preparatory work on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and other matters.

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EU Direct Aid Payments - an overview

Direct aid payments to EU farmers have existed since the earliest days of the CAP, but until the early 1990s they were secondary in importance to market support. Following the “MacSharry reforms” of 1992, however, the balance between the two types of support shifted decisively in favour of direct payments.

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US financial & news review: Equities fall as flattening yield curve and NAFTA are in focus
New study breaks down costs of managing foodborne illness outbreaks for restaurants
Members must work to break impasse in ag trade talks: WTO deputy director-general
House farm bill focus for GOP, Democratic leaders
Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!
Mercosur negotiators coming to Brussels next week for further talks
Italy criticises EU's regulation on dual origin labelling
Scottish young farmers want to remain in EU, but see opportunities in Brexit
EU confirms details of banned Brazilian poultry suppliers
Latest SMP tender dents EU stockpile
Supreme Court of Canada beer case ruling keeps dairy supply/management intact
Day ahead – April 20, 2018: US-China and other trade matters remain a focus for Washington
USDA, FDA see different regulatory path for GE animals
EU agriculture policy diary: (April 23-27) : EU-China Trade relations, further work on CAP and food waste
Timeline: Is Europe gradually abandoning palm oil?
European Commission approves takover of meat substitutes firm
Irish citizens’ proposal for agricultural carbon tax is a ‘no go’ for farmers
DeLauro questions FDA’s probe of egg-related Salmonella outbreak
US financial & news review: Equities lower; NAFTA optimism and farm bill SNAP in focus
Animal welfare groups urge Congress to reject King amendment in final Farm Bill
Citrus disaster funds, trade fears, catfish and lab meat discussed at Perdue hearing
Positive reactions to House farm bill markup from ag groups, Perdue, while Democrats remain opposed
EU further improves its balance of trade in February
Threatened Chinese soybean tariffs 'already affecting shipping'
EU proposal to delist Brazilian meat plants backed; industry prepares for WTO challenge

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EU agriculture policy diary: (April 23-27) : EU-China Trade relations, further work on CAP and food waste

Next week the Parliament Committees of Agriculture, Environment and International Trade will be busy with preparatory work on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and other matters.

EU European Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

Members must work to break impasse in ag trade talks: WTO deputy director-general

Work by World Trade Organization (WTO) members to improve transparency and advance stalled ag trade talks is vital to fostering the continued expansion of global trade in agricultural goods, WTO Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said April 20 in a speech to the China Agricultural Outlook Conference.

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Mercosur negotiators coming to Brussels next week for further talks

A team of negotiators from Mercosur will arrive in Brussels in the week commencing April 23, led by the Paraguayan Presidency to discuss the outstanding sticking points of the trade agreement with the EU.

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Italy criticises EU's regulation on dual origin labelling

Italian growers and cooperatives’ organisations have harshly criticised the approval of a regulation proposed by the European Commission for labelling the origin of the main ingredient in processed food.
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USDA readying process for adding seed cotton as covered commodity

USDA is providing guidance to state and county Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices as they ready the process for making seed cotton a covered commodity under the 2014 Farm Bill.

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US financial & news review: Equities fall as flattening yield curve and NAFTA are in focus

Equity markets ended lower heading into the weekend as the heightened focus on the yield curve continued. And those worries in equity markets came despite Fed officials trying to calm the waters. NAFTA also is in focus as talks will stretch into next week. But next week will have markets working without any Fed input as a slew of economic updates arrive, including the first reading on how the US economy opened 2018.

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Members must work to break impasse in ag trade talks: WTO deputy director-general

Work by World Trade Organization (WTO) members to improve transparency and advance stalled ag trade talks is vital to fostering the continued expansion of global trade in agricultural goods, WTO Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said April 20 in a speech to the China Agricultural Outlook Conference.

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House farm bill focus for GOP, Democratic leaders

This week's approval by the House Ag Committee of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) has captured the attention of both Republican and Democratic leaders. Not surprisingly, they have a differing view of the legislation.

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Analysis: how the “fitness check” on EU food law affects transparency and industry studies

At the beginning of this year, the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the  European Commission (DG SANTE) published its findings in relation to the Fitness Check of the General Food Law Regulation (EC) No 178/2000  (GFL Regulation), which had been concluded by the end of 2017. Here, Katia Merten-Lentz and Oliver Hartmann at international law firm, Keller and Heckman, look at this check-up found shortcomings in transparency.

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Italy criticises EU's regulation on dual origin labelling

Italian growers and cooperatives’ organisations have harshly criticised the approval of a regulation proposed by the European Commission for labelling the origin of the main ingredient in processed food.
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EU confirms details of banned Brazilian poultry suppliers

After being singled out in recent police investigations in Brazil, the country’s top poultry exporter, BRF, will predictably bear the brunt of new import curbs being imposed by the EU.

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Timeline: Is Europe gradually abandoning palm oil?

The popularity of palm oil, a versatile ingredient used in about half of all products on Europe’s supermarket shelves, is gradually waning. Growing awareness of the environmental destruction caused by palm oil harvesting, and the health concerns around the oil, is leading ever more companies to remove it from their lines and policymakers to tighten the regulatory noose.

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Animal welfare groups urge Congress to reject King amendment in final Farm Bill

Animal welfare groups are urging Congress to reject Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) amendment to include his “Protect Interstate Commerce Act” (PICA) from the final version of the Farm Bill, arguing the legislation would jeopardize hundreds of state animal welfare, food safety and environmental laws.

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New study breaks down costs of managing foodborne illness outbreaks for restaurants

Even a single foodborne illness outbreak can cost a restaurant millions of dollars, incurred through lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining.

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House farm bill focus for GOP, Democratic leaders

This week's approval by the House Ag Committee of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) has captured the attention of both Republican and Democratic leaders. Not surprisingly, they have a differing view of the legislation.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EU confirms details of banned Brazilian poultry suppliers

After being singled out in recent police investigations in Brazil, the country’s top poultry exporter, BRF, will predictably bear the brunt of new import curbs being imposed by the EU.

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