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Lawmakers pressing energy regulators on Midwest propane situation

Midwest lawmakers are pressing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to address issues with propane supply problems in the region which are impacting producers as they seek to harvest this year’s corn crop.

US Agricultural Policy Conventional Energy

Day ahead – Nov. 18, 2019: US-China discussions, trade aid dollars & sugar situation

US and Chinese negotiators held what China labeled “constructive” talks Saturday as the two sides keep working on a partial trade deal while the second round of trade aid payments is heading to farmers and USDA will soon announce efforts to address the sugar situation.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: No ‘special case’ for CBD, counter claims over dairy demand

Hemp-derived CBD will not be fast-tracked for approval to be used in foods and supplements, according to a leading FDA official, who added that the agency has ongoing concerns over the lack of safety data.

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Day ahead – Nov. 18, 2019: US-China discussions, trade aid dollars & sugar situation

US and Chinese negotiators held what China labeled “constructive” talks Saturday as the two sides keep working on a partial trade deal while the second round of trade aid payments is heading to farmers and USDA will soon announce efforts to address the sugar situation.

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US Washington week: FY 2020 spending, impeachment & USMCA focal points

The House and Senate are both in session this week as they both look toward next week and the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: No ‘special case’ for CBD, counter claims over dairy demand

Hemp-derived CBD will not be fast-tracked for approval to be used in foods and supplements, according to a leading FDA official, who added that the agency has ongoing concerns over the lack of safety data.

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Environment and Conservation

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: No ‘special case’ for CBD, counter claims over dairy demand

Hemp-derived CBD will not be fast-tracked for approval to be used in foods and supplements, according to a leading FDA official, who added that the agency has ongoing concerns over the lack of safety data.

Environment and Conservation Labeling

EPA draws fire from Democrats for science transparency rule

House Democrats are furious with the Trump administration’s reluctance to abandon a proposed rule that would limit the data EPA can use to support future regulations, arguing the plan would hinder the agency’s ability to protect human health and the environment.

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EAT-Lancet report criticised for “unfair targeting” of meat - event

Following the reference diet of the EAT-Lancet Commission report and sharply decreasing meat consumption would lead to greater nutrient deficiencies and “not save many lives”, participants at a conference heard.

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Energy and Biofuels

Lawmakers pressing energy regulators on Midwest propane situation

Midwest lawmakers are pressing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to address issues with propane supply problems in the region which are impacting producers as they seek to harvest this year’s corn crop.

US Agricultural Policy Conventional Energy

NBB touts report showing biodiesel tax credit benefits

Renewable fuel blending credit prices and the biodiesel tax credit (BTC) are remain key to maintaining the profitability of biodiesel production, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) argues in a new report released Tuesday (Nov. 13).

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Midwest senators continue pressing EPA on biofuel plan over SREs

Pressure continues on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its plan to account for small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), with Midwest lawmakers firing off a series of letters on the topic to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

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Day ahead – Nov. 18, 2019: US-China discussions, trade aid dollars & sugar situation

US and Chinese negotiators held what China labeled “constructive” talks Saturday as the two sides keep working on a partial trade deal while the second round of trade aid payments is heading to farmers and USDA will soon announce efforts to address the sugar situation.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: No ‘special case’ for CBD, counter claims over dairy demand

Hemp-derived CBD will not be fast-tracked for approval to be used in foods and supplements, according to a leading FDA official, who added that the agency has ongoing concerns over the lack of safety data.

Environment and Conservation Labeling

Ag groups, officials laud China’s lifting ban on imports of US poultry

China’s decision to lift its ban on US poultry imports linked to bird flu has drawn strong praise from US officials and ag groups, who said the long-sought move restores access to an important export market for US poultry producers.

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Production Technology

Senate bill seeks ag sector representation on FAA drone board

Representatives from the agriculture, forestry sectors and local governments would gain representation on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) under legislation introduced Friday (Nov. 8) by Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), John Thune (R-S.D.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.).

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP corruption claims, 2nd round of US farmer payouts, beef lawsuit

The system by which Common Agricultural Policy subsidies are distributed came in for some fierce criticism last week following the publication of a newspaper exposé on corrupt misuse of EU funds in some Central and Eastern European countries.

CAP Direct Subsidies

EU criticized by WTO members over pesticide policy, endocrine disruptors

The European Union’s decision to tighten pesticide policy has been criticized for having a detrimental impact on banana producers in developing countries.

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Budget and Financing

US Washington week: FY 2020 spending, impeachment & USMCA focal points

The House and Senate are both in session this week as they both look toward next week and the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Second tranche of MFP 2 payments to start next week: USDA

Second payments to farmers under the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP 2) will begin next week, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today (Nov. 15), as talks between the US and China towards a Phase One trade deal continue.

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Trade policy, competition key factors in US grain, oilseed exports: ERS report

US grain and oilseed exports are likely to face rising competition in the global marketplace over the next decade, while US-China trade developments will also color the export outlook, according to a report by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Lawmakers pressing energy regulators on Midwest propane situation

Midwest lawmakers are pressing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to address issues with propane supply problems in the region which are impacting producers as they seek to harvest this year’s corn crop.

US Agricultural Policy Conventional Energy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: No ‘special case’ for CBD, counter claims over dairy demand

Hemp-derived CBD will not be fast-tracked for approval to be used in foods and supplements, according to a leading FDA official, who added that the agency has ongoing concerns over the lack of safety data.

Environment and Conservation Labeling

Trade policy, competition key factors in US grain, oilseed exports: ERS report

US grain and oilseed exports are likely to face rising competition in the global marketplace over the next decade, while US-China trade developments will also color the export outlook, according to a report by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

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Politics

Day ahead – Nov. 18, 2019: US-China discussions, trade aid dollars & sugar situation

US and Chinese negotiators held what China labeled “constructive” talks Saturday as the two sides keep working on a partial trade deal while the second round of trade aid payments is heading to farmers and USDA will soon announce efforts to address the sugar situation.

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US Washington week: FY 2020 spending, impeachment & USMCA focal points

The House and Senate are both in session this week as they both look toward next week and the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Day ahead – Nov. 15, 2019: USMCA, Crop insurance, US sugar subsidies

North American state and provincial ag officials urged swift ratification of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) following this week’s 28th annual Tri-National Accord gathering. Meanwhile, USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) said it will continue to defer interest accrual on 2019 crop insurance premiums and the head of the National Confectioners Association (NCA) called for a revamp of US sugar policy.

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