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China tariff announcement escalates trade tensions, quickly draws retaliation

Tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods set to kick in July 6 were announced by President Donald Trump. The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) said the list includes a pared down set of 818 tariff lines from an original 1,333 announced April 6, and 284 new lines related to the Commerce Department's Section 301 investigation.

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Perdue talks NAFTA timing, Canada's milk program, China tariffs after Canada trip

The United States is more likely to conclude trade negotiations with Mexico first, then strike a deal with Canada later this summer before finalizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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Hawaii Governor signs chlorpyrifos ban

Hawaii has become the nation's first state to ban agricultural uses of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. Governor David Ige (D) on June 13 signed the ban into law, saying the measure balances the needs of local residents and Hawaii's agricultural interests.

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“Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission

The European Commission has condemned the United States’ decision to impose high tariffs on Spanish olives as “unacceptable” and a “protectionist measure”, explaining that the move is already having drastic consequences for local producers.

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Perdue talks NAFTA timing, Canada's milk program, China tariffs after Canada trip

The United States is more likely to conclude trade negotiations with Mexico first, then strike a deal with Canada later this summer before finalizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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ISO releases new edition of food safety management standard

The International Standards Organisation published the new edition of its global food safety management standard ISO 22000 on 19 June.

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“Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission

The European Commission has condemned the United States’ decision to impose high tariffs on Spanish olives as “unacceptable” and a “protectionist measure”, explaining that the move is already having drastic consequences for local producers.

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Environment and Conservation

Hawaii Governor signs chlorpyrifos ban

Hawaii has become the nation's first state to ban agricultural uses of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. Governor David Ige (D) on June 13 signed the ban into law, saying the measure balances the needs of local residents and Hawaii's agricultural interests.

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Ag groups hail approval of farm bill by Senate Agriculture Committee

Ag groups found a lot to like in the Senate Agriculture Committee-approved bill they hope will give farmers certainty by resulting in a final bill this year.

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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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Energy and Biofuels

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.

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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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Day ahead – June 13, 2018: Farm bill markup, biofuels and dairy policy

The Senate Ag Committee will write details of their version of the farm bill, with scores of amendments possibly to be considered. EPA's leader is traveling the Midwest to get information on biofuel policy and dairy farmers have more time to enroll in an updated farm program.

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Food Policy

ISO releases new edition of food safety management standard

The International Standards Organisation published the new edition of its global food safety management standard ISO 22000 on 19 June.

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Day ahead – June 18, 2018: Canada dairy policy, House immigration proposals, FDA on lab-grown meat regulation

US and Canadian officials gave slightly different takes on Canadian dairy policy June 15. Meanwhile immigration remains a factor for the House farm bill and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) weighed in on the regulation of lab grown meat.

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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.

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Production Technology

Hawaii Governor signs chlorpyrifos ban

Hawaii has become the nation's first state to ban agricultural uses of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. Governor David Ige (D) on June 13 signed the ban into law, saying the measure balances the needs of local residents and Hawaii's agricultural interests.

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Judge upholds ban on California's glyphosate cancer warnings

A federal judge has dealt the California attorney general a major setback by ruling that glyphosate should not be labeled with a cancer warning. 

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Canada’s new final food safety regulations mirror FSMA, expert says

Both U.S. and Canadian food producers will benefit from increased harmonization between the new final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) and the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a former Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) official says.

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Budget and Financing

“Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission

The European Commission has condemned the United States’ decision to impose high tariffs on Spanish olives as “unacceptable” and a “protectionist measure”, explaining that the move is already having drastic consequences for local producers.

Trade Disputes EU

China tariff announcement escalates trade tensions, quickly draws retaliation

Tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods set to kick in July 6 were announced by President Donald Trump. The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) said the list includes a pared down set of 818 tariff lines from an original 1,333 announced April 6, and 284 new lines related to the Commerce Department's Section 301 investigation.

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EU countries back retaliatory measures against US steel and aluminium tariffs

Member states have unanimously approved the European Commission’s plan to impose additional import duties on selected US goods whose exports to the bloc are valued at €2.8 billion.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Hawaii Governor signs chlorpyrifos ban

Hawaii has become the nation's first state to ban agricultural uses of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. Governor David Ige (D) on June 13 signed the ban into law, saying the measure balances the needs of local residents and Hawaii's agricultural interests.

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“Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission

The European Commission has condemned the United States’ decision to impose high tariffs on Spanish olives as “unacceptable” and a “protectionist measure”, explaining that the move is already having drastic consequences for local producers.

Trade Disputes EU

Day ahead – June 18, 2018: Canada dairy policy, House immigration proposals, FDA on lab-grown meat regulation

US and Canadian officials gave slightly different takes on Canadian dairy policy June 15. Meanwhile immigration remains a factor for the House farm bill and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) weighed in on the regulation of lab grown meat.

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Politics

“Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission

The European Commission has condemned the United States’ decision to impose high tariffs on Spanish olives as “unacceptable” and a “protectionist measure”, explaining that the move is already having drastic consequences for local producers.

Trade Disputes EU

Day ahead – June 18, 2018: Canada dairy policy, House immigration proposals, FDA on lab-grown meat regulation

US and Canadian officials gave slightly different takes on Canadian dairy policy June 15. Meanwhile immigration remains a factor for the House farm bill and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) weighed in on the regulation of lab grown meat.

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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.

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