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No cloned food for EU under Australia and New Zealand FTAs, says Malmström

Europe will not be forced to accept milk and meat from cloned animals under future free trade agreements (FTAs) it is negotiating with Australia and New Zealand, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström confirmed in response to a written question from a French MEP.
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EU agri-policy diary (Dec 18 – Dec 22): 2017 EU agricultural outlook conference, ENVI MEPs visit EFSA

Next week will be light on the agenda as everyone prepares for the Christmas break.
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Big possible shifts coming for CRP

While much attention is focused on commodity and nutrition programs in developing a new farm bill, the House Ag Committee appears poised to pursue some significant changes to the venerable Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

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Trump to slash more regulations in 2018

President Donald Trump said his regulatory reform directives have resulted in the canceling or delaying of more than 1,500 regulations during the first 11 months of his term, and he plans to deliver much more in 2018.

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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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Results of key economic reports: Week of December 18, 2017
FSIS lists ‘deregulatory’ rules in the Unified Agenda for the first time
US financial market & news review: Equity records, tax reform, Evans' dissent & busy data week ahead
NAFTA discussions continue, little movement seen
Farmdoc Daily: Declining cost of production and farm policy
Sen. Cruz said to offer RIN-price-cap plan
Big possible shifts coming for CRP
AGgregator: December 15, 2017
USDA to withdraw organic livestock, poultry rule
EU Council approves Brexit guidelines to start discussing future relationship
EU leaders disappointed at lack of outcomes from WTO Ministerial Conference
FSIS flooded with comments opposed to poultry line speed waivers
US day ahead - December 15, 2017: Tax reform details & NAFTA
EU agri-policy diary (Dec 18 – Dec 22): 2017 EU agricultural outlook conference, ENVI MEPs visit EFSA
No cloned food for EU under Australia and New Zealand FTAs, says Malmström
France should step up organic food production, credit insurer says
EU will mobilise €3 billion in development aid to support sustainable agriculture
Andriukaitis confirms member states can set age limits for energy drink consumption
USDA Radio Newsline: December 14, 2017
US financial market & news review: Equities retreat, disaster help & WOTUS
Trump to slash more regulations in 2018
WTO Ministerial recap: Few outcomes, much disagreement
FDA deems snortable chocolate not a food, compares it to street drugs
AGgregator: December 14, 2017
Trump EPA nominee abandons bid to lead chemical safety office

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EU will mobilise €3 billion in development aid to support sustainable agriculture

To realise the goals of the Paris Agreement, the European Commission has unveiled that it will generate €9 billion in development aid for climate change actions over the next three years, of which €3 billion will support sustainable agriculture, rural development and agri-businesses.

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EU Council approves Brexit guidelines to start discussing future relationship

The European Council has agreed to move to phase two of the Brexit process and has committed to produce guidelines on the EU-UK future relationship in March next year. 

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EU leaders disappointed at lack of outcomes from WTO Ministerial Conference

The European Commission has expressed its disappointment at the lack of concrete outcomes from the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires - including on key agricultural issues – with EU Trade Commissioner Malmström blaming the lack of responsibility shown by member states and the flaws in the organisation’s negotiating procedures.

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France should step up organic food production, credit insurer says

Farmers need to boost organic food production in France to meet fast-growing demand or consumers will turn to imports at the expense of some environmental benefits, according to credit insurer Coface.
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Sen. Cruz said to offer RIN-price-cap plan

Capping the price of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) at 10 cents each is being proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as a way of helping some refiners cope with what they say are costs for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that threaten their survival.

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Results of key economic reports: Week of December 18, 2017

Economic updates this week focus mostly on housing and manufacturing but the final update on the third quarter US economy and Personal Consumption Expenditures data will also be of note.

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US financial market & news review: Equity records, tax reform, Evans' dissent & busy data week ahead

Financial markets: US equity markets ended higher with all three major indices notching record closes for the day but also weekly gains.

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NAFTA discussions continue, little movement seen

Little major process was seen during "intersessional" talks between the US, Canada and Mexico on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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EU sets 2018 import quota for Norwegian waters and soft drinks

The EU has set a 19.033 million litre duty free tariff quota for certain water and soft drink imports from Norway for 2018.
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Andriukaitis confirms member states can set age limits for energy drink consumption

Member states can set a minimum age limit for energy drink consumption since public health is a national not Union matter, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis made clear in response to a written question from Croatian Socialist MEP Biljana Borzan.
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ANSES warning on spirulina risks

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) is warning about potential risks linked to spirulina after several adverse events linked to supplements containing the substance were reported in France.
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German risk assessor warns on magnesium intake

The maximum daily level for magnesium in food supplements should not exceed 250 milligrams (mg), the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has said in a new assessment published this week.

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FDA deems snortable chocolate not a food, compares it to street drugs

About six months after one lawmaker urged FDA to investigate the negative effects of snortable chocolate, the agency has decided to treat the unusual product as an alternative to street drugs, telling marketers and distributors “immediately cease” marketing and distribution to U.S. consumers. 

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FSIS lists ‘deregulatory’ rules in the Unified Agenda for the first time

For the first time, the latest Unified Agenda for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) includes several “deregulatory” proposed rules to strike certain FSIS regulations the administration says are redundant.

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USDA to withdraw organic livestock, poultry rule

The Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule that would add new animal welfare restrictions under USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) will be withdrawn, according to a notice from USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) scheduled for publication in the Federal Register next week.

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FSIS flooded with comments opposed to poultry line speed waivers

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has received more than 24,000 comments overwhelmingly opposed to a National Chicken Council (NCC) petition that calls on the agency to waive line speed limits for certain poultry slaughter plants.

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