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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.
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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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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.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

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.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

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
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Environment and Conservation

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.

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

Palm oil producers given one year to transition to new RSPO standard

Producers of palm oil that are certified as sustainable by the RSPO have been given one year to adapt to a new RSPO standard which the certification body says will “strengthen” environmental protection in the supply chain.

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Energy and Biofuels

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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Day ahead – November 16, 2018: Hatch on tax extenders, USDA notes pork trade impacts, Trump to visit California

Several expired tax incentives seem likely to get renewed during the lame-duck session, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Thursday. Meanwhile, USDA said hog producers continue to be impacted by tariffs from both China and Mexico, and President Donald Trump will visit California to meet with people impacted by deadly wildfires.

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Farm Bureau details priorities for Congress in lame duck session

Policy priorities for the lame duck session of Congress cover more than just the farm bill, according to the head of the largest US farmer organization.

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Food Policy

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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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

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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Production Technology

California recommends new limits on chlorpyrifos use

California's pesticide agency is recommending local officials adopt new interim restrictions on use of chlorpyrifos while it considers a plan to impose permanent limits on the widely used insecticide. 

US Agricultural Policy Agribusiness

Dairy, grain groups hail USMCA, but outline shortfalls

Mostly positive impacts are expected for US grain and dairy stakeholders should the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) take effect, the top groups representing both industries said in testimony before the US International Trade Commission (USITC) November 15.

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Groups press court to rule on challenge of dicamba registration

Environmentalists have hit back at Bayer-owned Monsanto's bid to dismiss a lawsuit challenging EPA's approval of its dicamba herbicide, contesting the company's suggestion that the agency's renewed registration makes the original complaint moot.

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Budget and Financing

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.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

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

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.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy
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Transportation and Infrastructure

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

California recommends new limits on chlorpyrifos use

California's pesticide agency is recommending local officials adopt new interim restrictions on use of chlorpyrifos while it considers a plan to impose permanent limits on the widely used insecticide. 

US Agricultural Policy Agribusiness

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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Politics

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.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

US, EU trade officials continue discussions, eye formal talks next year

Work toward an eventual US-European Union (EU) trade deal continued during a November 14 meeting between US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Farm Bureau details priorities for Congress in lame duck session

Policy priorities for the lame duck session of Congress cover more than just the farm bill, according to the head of the largest US farmer organization.

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