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Grain and dairy groups advocate for independent U.S. Codex Office

Food and agricultural industry groups are widely backing the Trump administration's plan to place the U.S. Codex Office under the authority of the new USDA under secretary for trade, but their comments on the move suggest they are concerned the change may be perceived as promoting trade over food safety. 

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New guidelines to step up food donation at EU level

The European Commission has adopted new steps to make food donation easier in the EU by clarifying relevant rules and helping lift barriers to food donations. 

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MEPs to urge Commission not to renew glyphosate authorisation

Left wing MEPs are filing a European Parliament motion opposing a European Commission proposal to renew the authorisation of controversial weed killer glyphosate for 10 years when it expires on 3 December.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy Food Safety and Standards

Fourth round of NAFTA 2.0 talks sees US dairy offer met with Canada opposition

The fourth round of NAFTA 2.0 talks continues near Washington and indications are things have become more contentious, in part due to a US plan on dairy trade that seeks to address several areas of Canadian dairy policy.

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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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AGgregator: October 16, 2017
Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked
New guidelines to step up food donation at EU level
US ag groups join Mexico in opposing NAFTA seasonality proposal
Industry questions dual quality food claims
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Fourth round of NAFTA 2.0 talks sees US dairy offer met with Canada opposition
Grain and dairy groups advocate for independent U.S. Codex Office
Following complaints about transparency, FSIS opens docket on NCC poultry line speed petition
Food companies are getting “too big” and farmers are paying the price, says report
Results of key economic reports: Week of October 16, 2017
Panera protests extending compliance dates for FDA’s new Nutrition Facts label
MEPs to urge Commission not to renew glyphosate authorisation
Calendar of key events and reports: October 16-22, 2017
USDA Radio Newsline: October 13, 2017
US financial market & news review: Nasdaq record as earnings, inflation in focus
American beef shipments to Japan overcome tariff hurdles
US offers proposal that could 'sunset' NAFTA after five years
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Paraguay closes in on U.S. beef market access
EU pesticides and biocides chief defends endocrine disruptor criteria

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Post-Brexit farm support policy crucial to UK farm profitability, says new report

Changes to the UK’s agricultural support payment system post-Brexit are likely to have a more profound impact on the financial health of the UK agriculture industry than changes to the country’s external trade regime, according to an important new study published today (October 11).

European Agricultural Policy Brexit Direct Subsidies

Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Industry questions dual quality food claims

The food industry is questioning the validity of claims about so-called ‘dual quality foods’ whereby brands sold in Eastern Europe are supposedly of inferior quality to those in the West. FoodDrinkEurope Director General, Mella Frewen, welcomed the European Commission’s plans to develop a standard EU methodology to test for quality differences at the 13 October Bratislava Summit for equal quality of products for all.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Food companies are getting “too big” and farmers are paying the price, says report

Mergers that create giant food companies allow the new entities to shape policies that fit their needs rather those of food producers or consumers, the European Commission has been warned in a report today.

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Trump says changes to tax plan coming in next few weeks

President Donald Trump said he plans to unveil changes to his administration's tax plan within the next few weeks, and also dismissed concerns that his public spat with Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) would derail an overhaul, in comments to reporters yesterday.
US Agricultural Policy Tax Reform Tax Policy

US financial market & news review: Record equities, Yellen & Japan trade

Financial markets: US equity markets notched fresh records to start the week.

US Agricultural Policy Economy and Finance

Farmdoc Daily: Comparison of 2016 ARC-CO and PLC payments

Following are highlights of an item released by Farmdoc Daily comparing 2016 Agricultural Risk Coverage - County Coverage (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments, authored by Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess and Carl Zulauf:
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AGgregator: October 16, 2017

Highlights and links to key media articles related to the business of agriculture.
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MEPs to urge Commission not to renew glyphosate authorisation

Left wing MEPs are filing a European Parliament motion opposing a European Commission proposal to renew the authorisation of controversial weed killer glyphosate for 10 years when it expires on 3 December.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy Food Safety and Standards

Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Industry questions dual quality food claims

The food industry is questioning the validity of claims about so-called ‘dual quality foods’ whereby brands sold in Eastern Europe are supposedly of inferior quality to those in the West. FoodDrinkEurope Director General, Mella Frewen, welcomed the European Commission’s plans to develop a standard EU methodology to test for quality differences at the 13 October Bratislava Summit for equal quality of products for all.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Food companies are getting “too big” and farmers are paying the price, says report

Mergers that create giant food companies allow the new entities to shape policies that fit their needs rather those of food producers or consumers, the European Commission has been warned in a report today.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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US Food Policy

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review ConAgra GMO class action case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider ConAgra's request to overturn certification of a class action that alleges the company is deceiving consumers by labeling cooking oils made from genetically engineered crops as "100% Natural." 

US Food Policy Health Claims Labeling

State officials raise concerns about plan to move USDA pest management office

State officials are unconvinced by the Trump administration's plan to put the USDA's Office of Pest Management Policy (OPMP) under the authority of the department's chief economist. 

US Food Policy Crop Inputs

Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Following complaints about transparency, FSIS opens docket on NCC poultry line speed petition

After a consumer group complained about a lack of transparency surrounding a Sept. 1 petition from the National Chicken Council (NCC) to allow faster poultry line speeds, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Friday (Oct. 13) opened a docket on regulations.gov to accept comments on the petition.

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