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Dutch and Belgian fruit producers bypass Russian food sanctions

Smuggling schemes help Dutch and Belgian fruit growers to widely circumvent Russia’s import restrictions and put their produce on the country’s supermarket shelves.

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USDA, FDA to jointly regulate cell-cultured meat

USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Friday (Nov. 16) no new legislation is needed to make it work.

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World’s "largest factory for meat alternatives” opens in UK

The company Quorn Foods has announced the opening of the “world’s biggest meat alternative production facility” in North East England, UK.

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Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan

Russia is once again blocking the movement of US chicken meat to Kazakhstan in a move that could put fresh strains on relations within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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CAP Reform comparison 2015-20 vs 2021-27: Direct Payments

The proposed Common Agricultural Policy for 2021-27 will introduce a number of changes to the current system of direct payments. This easy-to-use table allows you to compare and contrast elements of the new CAP with the current 2015-20 policy.

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EU to make new call for WTO panel in pork dispute with Russia
Day ahead – November 19, 2018: Grassley shifts to Senate Finance, Smithfield, US ag trade aid, China barley probe
US Washington week ahead: Thanksgiving week ahead
Export competition and more discussed at WTO ag session
EU fertiliser producers call on Commission to reinstate higher duties on Russian ammonium nitrate
Webinar outlines practical applications in cutting-edge studies on produce safety
Dutch and Belgian fruit producers bypass Russian food sanctions
Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan
USDA, FDA to jointly regulate cell-cultured meat
World’s "largest factory for meat alternatives” opens in UK
California recommends new limits on chlorpyrifos use
MEPs pressure Commission to suspend EU-Mercosur trade talks
EU agricultural production value rose by 6.2%
Podcast: Food and drink levies - public health and climate solution, or 'stealth tax'?
EU farmers ask for less stringent rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers
Hogan defends CAP Strategic Plans against dairy sector ‘renationalisation’ concerns
Day ahead – November 16, 2018: Hatch on tax extenders, USDA notes pork trade impacts, Trump to visit California
Pesticide residues found in more than 80% of European agricultural soils
Chinese pigmeat production in danger as ASF crisis deepens
USDA slammed for response to turkey Salmonella outbreak
Dairy, grain groups hail USMCA, but outline shortfalls
Palm oil producers given one year to transition to new RSPO standard
EU agriculture policy diary (November 19-23): CAP reform, pesticides and EU-Africa trade
Producers responsible for raw milk safety, says Andriukaitis
Poland’s Finance Ministry proposes lower VAT for selected food products

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EU fertiliser producers call on Commission to reinstate higher duties on Russian ammonium nitrate

The EU fertiliser industry has voiced its concern over the Commission’s decision to reduce the anti-dumping duty on ammonium nitrate originating from the Russian Federation.

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EU to make new call for WTO panel in pork dispute with Russia

The EU will this week renew its request for the establishment of a WTO panel to assess whether Russia has complied with a ruling against its ban on EU pork and other pig products.

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Export competition and more discussed at WTO ag session

Ideas and background information were exchanged in a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture that focused on export competition, export restrictions and market access.

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MEPs pressure Commission to suspend EU-Mercosur trade talks

European opponents of an EU-Mercosur deal have seized on comments made by Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to push their case for a suspension of talks on a trade deal between the two blocs.

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Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan

Russia is once again blocking the movement of US chicken meat to Kazakhstan in a move that could put fresh strains on relations within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Food Safety and Standards Trade Disputes Traceability & Supply Chain

EU to make new call for WTO panel in pork dispute with Russia

The EU will this week renew its request for the establishment of a WTO panel to assess whether Russia has complied with a ruling against its ban on EU pork and other pig products.

Trade Disputes European Agricultural Policy

Day ahead – November 19, 2018: Grassley shifts to Senate Finance, Smithfield, US ag trade aid, China barley probe

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has decided to move to chair the Senate Finance Committee in the next Congress. Meanwhile, Smithfield Foods cancelled a sale of pork under USDA's trade aid package and China launched an anti-dumping investigation into barley imported from Australia.

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US Washington week ahead: Thanksgiving week ahead

The House and Senate are on their Thanksgiving break, returning the week of November 26.
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World’s "largest factory for meat alternatives” opens in UK

The company Quorn Foods has announced the opening of the “world’s biggest meat alternative production facility” in North East England, UK.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy United Kingdom

MEPs pressure Commission to suspend EU-Mercosur trade talks

European opponents of an EU-Mercosur deal have seized on comments made by Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to push their case for a suspension of talks on a trade deal between the two blocs.

Trade Agreements Geographical Indications

Podcast: Food and drink levies - public health and climate solution, or 'stealth tax'?

The topic of taxing certain food and drink products to change consumer behaviour has become one of the most hotly-contested debates in public health policy around the globe 
Food Policy Environment and Conservation

EU farmers ask for less stringent rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers

Ahead of the trilogue taking place next week among the three EU institutions, EU agriculture representatives have called for more lenient rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers leaving farmers enough time to adjust to changing circumstances.

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Webinar outlines practical applications in cutting-edge studies on produce safety

A new Cornell University study focused on microbial contamination of surface water may hold answers to questions raised by this year’s deadly outbreak of E.coli in romaine lettuce.

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Day ahead – November 19, 2018: Grassley shifts to Senate Finance, Smithfield, US ag trade aid, China barley probe

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has decided to move to chair the Senate Finance Committee in the next Congress. Meanwhile, Smithfield Foods cancelled a sale of pork under USDA's trade aid package and China launched an anti-dumping investigation into barley imported from Australia.

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US Washington week ahead: Thanksgiving week ahead

The House and Senate are on their Thanksgiving break, returning the week of November 26.
US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Podcast: Food and drink levies - public health and climate solution, or 'stealth tax'?

The topic of taxing certain food and drink products to change consumer behaviour has become one of the most hotly-contested debates in public health policy around the globe 
Food Policy Environment and Conservation
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