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US targets retaliatory tariffs by EU, China, others in latest WTO complaints

The US took aim at retaliatory tariffs put in place against its goods in response to its own steel and aluminum duties, filing five separate complaints against China, the European Union (EU), Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization (WTO) July 16.

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Farm Policy and Programs

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Day ahead – July 17, 2018: Farm bill timing update, Legislative action on Trump’s trade powers, USDA science pick

House action to move to conference on the farm bill with the Senate could arrive Thursday. Meanwhile, legislative action on Trump's trade powers could go forward, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters, and Scott Hutchins was nominated to be USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics.

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USDA announces funds for producers affected by 2017 wildfires, hurricanes

Nearly $2 billion in funding has been made available by USDA to assist agricultural producers affected by 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, the department announced Monday (July 16).
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EU and Japan create massive free trade zone

A wide-ranging trade and cooperation deal that the EU and Japan signed on 17 July will create a free trade zone covering over 600 million people, ending some €1 billion in export duties that European firms currently pay annually, with Europe’s agri-food sector expected to be one of the main winners.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Day ahead – July 17, 2018: Farm bill timing update, Legislative action on Trump’s trade powers, USDA science pick

House action to move to conference on the farm bill with the Senate could arrive Thursday. Meanwhile, legislative action on Trump's trade powers could go forward, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters, and Scott Hutchins was nominated to be USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics.

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Environment and Conservation

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Agricultural policies still threaten commodity market stability

Government support policies will continue to threaten the stability of global agricultural markets in the coming decade, as while overall levels of support have tended to decline since the turn of the millennium, they remain at levels high enough to stimulate production in the face of potentially over-supplied markets. The only possible exception is dairy.

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As farm support increases, China seeks agricultural reform: WTO report

With overall support for agriculture in China increasing steadily in recent years, the sector is embarking on complex structural reform to be more environmentally friendly, market oriented, and to develop extended value chains, the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Policy Review report for the country says.

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Energy and Biofuels

Agricultural policies still threaten commodity market stability

Government support policies will continue to threaten the stability of global agricultural markets in the coming decade, as while overall levels of support have tended to decline since the turn of the millennium, they remain at levels high enough to stimulate production in the face of potentially over-supplied markets. The only possible exception is dairy.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Trade war to hit US sorghum exports, mixed impact on Canadian agriculture

China’s introduction of 25% import tariffs on US sorghum last Friday (July 6) will significantly lower its imports of the US grain, according to IEG Policy’s sister title IEG Vantage.

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Day ahead – July 9, 2018: USTR on tariff exclusion process, US ag trade surplus, EPA priorities

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) outlined the exclusion process for new tariffs imposed on Chinese goods. Meanwhile, the US ag trade surplus held steady in May, and Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler discussed agency priorities.

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Food Policy

EU and Japan create massive free trade zone

A wide-ranging trade and cooperation deal that the EU and Japan signed on 17 July will create a free trade zone covering over 600 million people, ending some €1 billion in export duties that European firms currently pay annually, with Europe’s agri-food sector expected to be one of the main winners.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Day ahead – July 17, 2018: Farm bill timing update, Legislative action on Trump’s trade powers, USDA science pick

House action to move to conference on the farm bill with the Senate could arrive Thursday. Meanwhile, legislative action on Trump's trade powers could go forward, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters, and Scott Hutchins was nominated to be USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics.

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Production Technology

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Agricultural policies still threaten commodity market stability

Government support policies will continue to threaten the stability of global agricultural markets in the coming decade, as while overall levels of support have tended to decline since the turn of the millennium, they remain at levels high enough to stimulate production in the face of potentially over-supplied markets. The only possible exception is dairy.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Missouri peach farm contests Monsanto bid to appeal dicamba order

Missouri peach farmers who have sued Monsanto for alleged damage from dicamba drift are urging a federal court not to let the company appeal an order that denied its bid for summary judgment.

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Budget and Financing

Day ahead – July 17, 2018: Farm bill timing update, Legislative action on Trump’s trade powers, USDA science pick

House action to move to conference on the farm bill with the Senate could arrive Thursday. Meanwhile, legislative action on Trump's trade powers could go forward, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters, and Scott Hutchins was nominated to be USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

US targets retaliatory tariffs by EU, China, others in latest WTO complaints

The US took aim at retaliatory tariffs put in place against its goods in response to its own steel and aluminum duties, filing five separate complaints against China, the European Union (EU), Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization (WTO) July 16.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

USDA announces funds for producers affected by 2017 wildfires, hurricanes

Nearly $2 billion in funding has been made available by USDA to assist agricultural producers affected by 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, the department announced Monday (July 16).
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Transportation and Infrastructure

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

USDA announces funds for producers affected by 2017 wildfires, hurricanes

Nearly $2 billion in funding has been made available by USDA to assist agricultural producers affected by 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, the department announced Monday (July 16).
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USDA's McKinney heads Southeast Asia trade mission

An agriculture and food trade mission to southeast Asia, based in Jakarta, Indonesia and headed by USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney, begins today and will run through July 19.

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Politics

Day ahead – July 17, 2018: Farm bill timing update, Legislative action on Trump’s trade powers, USDA science pick

House action to move to conference on the farm bill with the Senate could arrive Thursday. Meanwhile, legislative action on Trump's trade powers could go forward, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters, and Scott Hutchins was nominated to be USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Meat industry, consumers raise red flags over FDA regulation of lab-grown meats

The meat industry and consumer groups are raising red flags over the potential for FDA to regulate lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood products, and say FDA and USDA should work together with all stakeholders before any decisions are made about which agency gets oversight over the emerging products.

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Day ahead – July 16, 2018: Trump calls EU 'foe' on trade, IMF urges Argentina to keep soy export tax in place

President Donald Trump named the European Union as one of the biggest global adversaries for the US in an interview Saturday. Meanwhile, Trump backtracked on earlier criticism of UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged Argentina to keep soy export tax in place.

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