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US Agriculture Policy

Farm Policy and Programs

Brazilian livestock sector set to benefit from investment in corn ethanol production

A recently announced upgrade to a Brazilian corn-based ethanol plant could not only launch the country’s renewable energy sector into a new phase but also provide additional benefits for the livestock sector and animal feed exporters, according to a leading US agribusiness executive.

Agribusiness Biofuels

US financial & news review: Equities mixed ahead of holiday weekend & TPP is back in the news

US equities ended mixed and other markets were likely affected by some positioning by traders ahead of the three-day holiday weekend as the US government and most markets will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. Monsanto lost a bid in an Arkansas court in its legal bid on dicamba and GOP senators want the US back in a key trade deal.

US Agricultural Policy Markets

Work continuing on finding Section 199A fix

Lawmakers and those in the US ag industry continue to try and find a solution to the potential impacts to US grain marketing that could result from the Section 199A provision in the massive tax reform effort signed into law in December.

US Agricultural Policy Tax Reform
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Trade Policy

Brazilian livestock sector set to benefit from investment in corn ethanol production

A recently announced upgrade to a Brazilian corn-based ethanol plant could not only launch the country’s renewable energy sector into a new phase but also provide additional benefits for the livestock sector and animal feed exporters, according to a leading US agribusiness executive.

Agribusiness Biofuels

US financial & news review: Equities mixed ahead of holiday weekend & TPP is back in the news

US equities ended mixed and other markets were likely affected by some positioning by traders ahead of the three-day holiday weekend as the US government and most markets will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. Monsanto lost a bid in an Arkansas court in its legal bid on dicamba and GOP senators want the US back in a key trade deal.

US Agricultural Policy Markets

Commerce Dept. recommends trade measures for steel, aluminum under Section 232

Reports detailing the Department of Commerce's investigations into the impact on US national security from imports of certain steel products and from imports of aluminum were released today (February 16). The investigations were carried out under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act.

US Agricultural Policy United States
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Environment and Conservation

Trump FY 2019 budget overview: Cuts and not a balanced budget

Priorities for the Trump administration were spelled out in their Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget proposal to Congress, a document aimed at helping guide lawmakers as they write spending details for FY 2019 that starts October 1, 2018.

US Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

Will the UK lose its pivotal role in setting biopesticide regulations post-Brexit?

The UK was one of the early pioneers of biopesticide regulation in Europe and since 2006 has implemented a number of measures to support commercialisation and uptake of biopesticide products.

Brexit Crop Inputs

EU ban on formaldehyde in feed comes into effect end February

New EU rules banning the use of formaldehyde in animal feed will come into force at the end of this month after being published in the bloc’s Official Journal on February 8th.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Energy and Biofuels

Brazilian livestock sector set to benefit from investment in corn ethanol production

A recently announced upgrade to a Brazilian corn-based ethanol plant could not only launch the country’s renewable energy sector into a new phase but also provide additional benefits for the livestock sector and animal feed exporters, according to a leading US agribusiness executive.

Agribusiness Biofuels

US ethanol production to peak, biodiesel trade impacts seen over next decade: USDA report

US ethanol production is forecast to peak and then decline over the next decade according to USDA's latest 10-year projections.
US Agricultural Policy United States

DOE sees promise for ethanol, biodiesel tax extenders discussed

The Department of Energy found that gasoline blended with ethanol was one of a few promising fuel blends for the next generation of more-efficient engines. Meanwhile, comments by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) suggest that future biodiesel tax credit extensions may face more scrutiny.
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Food Policy

Farm Bureau chief backs food aid flexibility

Efforts to shift US food aid efforts around the world to rely more on the purchase of products in the recipient country is something that has been pushed for a long time, but now may have a key backer of the effort.

US Agricultural Policy Food Policy

Day ahead - February 15, 2018: Gas tax, NAFTA & more Fed views on rates

Increasing the federal gasoline tax is something that apparently President Donald Trump thinks is worthwhile relative to funding infrastructure efforts while the focus in Washington continues on NAFTA 2.0 talks and another Fed official signals his rate-hike views have not changed.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Trump FY 2019 budget overview: Cuts and not a balanced budget

Priorities for the Trump administration were spelled out in their Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget proposal to Congress, a document aimed at helping guide lawmakers as they write spending details for FY 2019 that starts October 1, 2018.

US Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing
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Production Technology

US financial & news review: Equities mixed ahead of holiday weekend & TPP is back in the news

US equities ended mixed and other markets were likely affected by some positioning by traders ahead of the three-day holiday weekend as the US government and most markets will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. Monsanto lost a bid in an Arkansas court in its legal bid on dicamba and GOP senators want the US back in a key trade deal.

US Agricultural Policy Markets

Will the UK lose its pivotal role in setting biopesticide regulations post-Brexit?

The UK was one of the early pioneers of biopesticide regulation in Europe and since 2006 has implemented a number of measures to support commercialisation and uptake of biopesticide products.

Brexit Crop Inputs

Germany sets out strategy to end glyphosate use

The new German government has put forward a target to end the use of glyphosate in the country, although without specifying an exact time frame for the withdrawal, while it plans to provide public subsidies to support the development of more environmentally sustainable alternatives. 

Crop Inputs EU
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Budget and Financing

US financial & news review: Equities mixed ahead of holiday weekend & TPP is back in the news

US equities ended mixed and other markets were likely affected by some positioning by traders ahead of the three-day holiday weekend as the US government and most markets will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. Monsanto lost a bid in an Arkansas court in its legal bid on dicamba and GOP senators want the US back in a key trade deal.

US Agricultural Policy Markets

Day ahead - February 16, 2018: NAFTA, user fees and cattle futures in focus

NAFTA remains an interest point across the US economy as the next round of the talks are set to resume near the end of the month. User fees are still something that come up in Washington even as lawmakers a loathe to put them in place, plus the US futures regulator says there still may be concerns on US cattle futures.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements

Work continuing on finding Section 199A fix

Lawmakers and those in the US ag industry continue to try and find a solution to the potential impacts to US grain marketing that could result from the Section 199A provision in the massive tax reform effort signed into law in December.

US Agricultural Policy Tax Reform
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Transportation and Infrastructure

Brazilian livestock sector set to benefit from investment in corn ethanol production

A recently announced upgrade to a Brazilian corn-based ethanol plant could not only launch the country’s renewable energy sector into a new phase but also provide additional benefits for the livestock sector and animal feed exporters, according to a leading US agribusiness executive.

Agribusiness Biofuels

Work continuing on finding Section 199A fix

Lawmakers and those in the US ag industry continue to try and find a solution to the potential impacts to US grain marketing that could result from the Section 199A provision in the massive tax reform effort signed into law in December.

US Agricultural Policy Tax Reform

Farm Bureau chief backs food aid flexibility

Efforts to shift US food aid efforts around the world to rely more on the purchase of products in the recipient country is something that has been pushed for a long time, but now may have a key backer of the effort.

US Agricultural Policy Food Policy
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Politics

Brazilian livestock sector set to benefit from investment in corn ethanol production

A recently announced upgrade to a Brazilian corn-based ethanol plant could not only launch the country’s renewable energy sector into a new phase but also provide additional benefits for the livestock sector and animal feed exporters, according to a leading US agribusiness executive.

Agribusiness Biofuels

US financial & news review: Equities mixed ahead of holiday weekend & TPP is back in the news

US equities ended mixed and other markets were likely affected by some positioning by traders ahead of the three-day holiday weekend as the US government and most markets will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. Monsanto lost a bid in an Arkansas court in its legal bid on dicamba and GOP senators want the US back in a key trade deal.

US Agricultural Policy Markets

US financial & news review: Equities gain, immigration efforts fail & movement on USTR nominees

More gains for US equities despite data showing inflation was stronger than expected while the US Senate failed to approve any immigration plan but there at least was some action on nominees to top US trade positions.

US Agricultural Policy Economy and Finance
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