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US Agriculture Policy

Farm Policy and Programs

Next steps in farm bill process with House passing their version

The narrow House approval of their version of the farm bill came as enough conservative Republicans shifted their votes to help the bill pass 213 to 211. No Democrats backed the bill and 20 Republicans opposed the measure.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Day ahead – June 22, 2018: House farm bill squeaks through, possible RFS announcement, EU tariffs start

The House barely passed its version of the farm bill by a vote of 213-211 yesterday. Meanwhile, it is unclear whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make an announcement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) today, and new European Union (EU) tariffs kick in on some US goods.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Ag groups cite burdensome regs at Small Business subcommittee hearing

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard from multiple ag group representatives during a June 21 hearing to discuss how federal regulations affect small farmers.

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Trade Policy

Day ahead – June 22, 2018: House farm bill squeaks through, possible RFS announcement, EU tariffs start

The House barely passed its version of the farm bill by a vote of 213-211 yesterday. Meanwhile, it is unclear whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make an announcement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) today, and new European Union (EU) tariffs kick in on some US goods.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Mexico imports first German pork as tariffs on US kick in

A first shipment of German pork arrived in Mexico this week in what could be a sign of things to come for a country traditionally reliant on imports from the US.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Interview: Added value of digital technologies for farmers lacks clarity

Examples of cutting-edge technological applications with a clear added-value for farmers remain few and far between, but the digital transformation process is only at the beginning, according to a 'smart farming' expert.

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Environment and Conservation

Next steps in farm bill process with House passing their version

The narrow House approval of their version of the farm bill came as enough conservative Republicans shifted their votes to help the bill pass 213 to 211. No Democrats backed the bill and 20 Republicans opposed the measure.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Day ahead – June 22, 2018: House farm bill squeaks through, possible RFS announcement, EU tariffs start

The House barely passed its version of the farm bill by a vote of 213-211 yesterday. Meanwhile, it is unclear whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make an announcement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) today, and new European Union (EU) tariffs kick in on some US goods.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Ag groups cite burdensome regs at Small Business subcommittee hearing

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard from multiple ag group representatives during a June 21 hearing to discuss how federal regulations affect small farmers.

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Energy and Biofuels

Day ahead – June 22, 2018: House farm bill squeaks through, possible RFS announcement, EU tariffs start

The House barely passed its version of the farm bill by a vote of 213-211 yesterday. Meanwhile, it is unclear whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make an announcement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) today, and new European Union (EU) tariffs kick in on some US goods.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, RFS proposals and trade keys ahead

Another House vote on the farm bill is expected late this week following House consideration of immigration measures. The Senate could also move to consideration of its farm bill, but indications are that will more likely happen next week. And EPA is expected to unveil its proposed levels for 2019 biofuels and 2020 biodiesel.

US Agricultural Policy Senate

Day ahead – June 14, 2018: Farm bill updates, China sanctions watch, Pruitt comments on RFS

The Senate Ag committee approved their version of the farm bill June 13, without many of the controversial provisions included in the House's bill. Meanwhile, Trump administration moves on China sanctions continue to be monitored and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt commented on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Food Policy

Next steps in farm bill process with House passing their version

The narrow House approval of their version of the farm bill came as enough conservative Republicans shifted their votes to help the bill pass 213 to 211. No Democrats backed the bill and 20 Republicans opposed the measure.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Day ahead – June 22, 2018: House farm bill squeaks through, possible RFS announcement, EU tariffs start

The House barely passed its version of the farm bill by a vote of 213-211 yesterday. Meanwhile, it is unclear whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make an announcement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) today, and new European Union (EU) tariffs kick in on some US goods.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Trump proposes moving food safety programs from FDA to USDA in reorg plan

A major surprise for the food industry in the White House’s new reorganization plan, released Thursday (June 21), is a call to move all food safety functions from FDA to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) under the newly named Federal Food Safety Agency.

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Production Technology

Ag groups cite burdensome regs at Small Business subcommittee hearing

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard from multiple ag group representatives during a June 21 hearing to discuss how federal regulations affect small farmers.

US Agricultural Policy EPA

CFS sues USDA for failing to provide organic compost records

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has unlawfully withheld records on its oversight of organic food production, specifically on pesticide use in organic compost, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) alleges in a new lawsuit.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Interview: Added value of digital technologies for farmers lacks clarity

Examples of cutting-edge technological applications with a clear added-value for farmers remain few and far between, but the digital transformation process is only at the beginning, according to a 'smart farming' expert.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy
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Budget and Financing

Ag groups cite burdensome regs at Small Business subcommittee hearing

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard from multiple ag group representatives during a June 21 hearing to discuss how federal regulations affect small farmers.

US Agricultural Policy EPA

EU implements retaliatory tariffs against US steel and aluminium duties

The European Commission has adopted the regulation for the EU's “rebalancing measures” in response to the US tariffs on steel and aluminium, allowing the retaliatory tariffs to come into effect immediately.

Trade Disputes EU

Ag concerns surface as Senate Finance panel grills Wilbur Ross on tariffs

Senators repeatedly raised concerns over the impact to agriculture of US Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Mexico imports first German pork as tariffs on US kick in

A first shipment of German pork arrived in Mexico this week in what could be a sign of things to come for a country traditionally reliant on imports from the US.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Trade policy/tariff threats fostering continued uncertainties

US trade policy and the tariff threats exchanged between the US and China have roiled financial and agriculture markets, raised policy questions and have raised anxiety in stakeholders across the US and global economy.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Brazil's JBS under investigation for kickback scheme

JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, is once again under investigation by Brazilian law enforcement agencies just days after signing up to an anti-corruption pact.
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Politics

Next steps in farm bill process with House passing their version

The narrow House approval of their version of the farm bill came as enough conservative Republicans shifted their votes to help the bill pass 213 to 211. No Democrats backed the bill and 20 Republicans opposed the measure.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Ag groups cite burdensome regs at Small Business subcommittee hearing

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard from multiple ag group representatives during a June 21 hearing to discuss how federal regulations affect small farmers.

US Agricultural Policy EPA

Trump proposes moving food safety programs from FDA to USDA in reorg plan

A major surprise for the food industry in the White House’s new reorganization plan, released Thursday (June 21), is a call to move all food safety functions from FDA to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) under the newly named Federal Food Safety Agency.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy
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