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Midwest flooding and forecast for more puts spotlight on available ag aid

Agricultural producers in areas affected by flooding already this spring have help available through multiple USDA programs, and the need for such aid potentially will only grow with forecasters warning flooding will continue and spread downstream through the Mississippi River Basin.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: ‘Disaster’ aid for US farmers, CAP reform objections, Brexit delayed

US President Donald Trump last week issued a federal disaster for counties in Nebraska, while governors in Iowa have requested financial assistance after flooding caused damage estimated at US$1.6 billion.

Farm Incomes Direct Subsidies

US Washington week ahead: US-China trade & disaster aid as Congress returns

The House and Senate return from their week-long break, with Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget hearings, a vote on overriding President Donald Trump's first veto and disaster aid are all on the agenda.

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Midwest flooding and forecast for more puts spotlight on available ag aid

Agricultural producers in areas affected by flooding already this spring have help available through multiple USDA programs, and the need for such aid potentially will only grow with forecasters warning flooding will continue and spread downstream through the Mississippi River Basin.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: ‘Disaster’ aid for US farmers, CAP reform objections, Brexit delayed

US President Donald Trump last week issued a federal disaster for counties in Nebraska, while governors in Iowa have requested financial assistance after flooding caused damage estimated at US$1.6 billion.

Farm Incomes Direct Subsidies

Day ahead – March 25, 2019: Ethanol production, shipments impacted by Midwest floods

Growth Energy said Midwest flooding has impacted ethanol production and logistics and asked the Transportation Department to expedite rail shipments of the fuel. Meanwhile, USDA lowered its grocery store food price inflation forecast and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is optimistic China can be persuaded to resume imports of Canadian canola seed.

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US Washington week ahead: US-China trade & disaster aid as Congress returns

The House and Senate return from their week-long break, with Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget hearings, a vote on overriding President Donald Trump's first veto and disaster aid are all on the agenda.

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Environment and Conservation

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: ‘Disaster’ aid for US farmers, CAP reform objections, Brexit delayed

US President Donald Trump last week issued a federal disaster for counties in Nebraska, while governors in Iowa have requested financial assistance after flooding caused damage estimated at US$1.6 billion.

Farm Incomes Direct Subsidies

Midwest flooding and forecast for more puts spotlight on available ag aid

Agricultural producers in areas affected by flooding already this spring have help available through multiple USDA programs, and the need for such aid potentially will only grow with forecasters warning flooding will continue and spread downstream through the Mississippi River Basin.

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Study warns of the effect of increased rainfall on wheat production as climate changes

France, Australia and Turkey – three of the world's top 15 wheat producers – could see 26%, 28% and 88% respectively of their wheat growing land affected by reduced rainfall caused by climate change, a university study suggests.

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Energy and Biofuels

Day ahead – March 25, 2019: Ethanol production, shipments impacted by Midwest floods

Growth Energy said Midwest flooding has impacted ethanol production and logistics and asked the Transportation Department to expedite rail shipments of the fuel. Meanwhile, USDA lowered its grocery store food price inflation forecast and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is optimistic China can be persuaded to resume imports of Canadian canola seed.

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Day ahead – March 22, 2019: Trump says China deal close

A trade deal with China is "getting very close," President Donald Trump said in an interview. Meanwhile, China urged local governments to provide subsidies to hog producers dealing with African swine fever (ASF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its E15 and Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market reform rule.

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Brazil’s agriculture minister to follow US trade talks with China trip

Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina will follow up this week’s trip to Washington with a visit to China in the first week of May, where she will attempt to secure authorization for more meat plants to export to the Asian country among other things. 

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Study warns of the effect of increased rainfall on wheat production as climate changes

France, Australia and Turkey – three of the world's top 15 wheat producers – could see 26%, 28% and 88% respectively of their wheat growing land affected by reduced rainfall caused by climate change, a university study suggests.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Pesticide exposure in pregnancy linked to autism

Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in the first year of life has been associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with infants of women without such exposure, according to a study published in The BMJ on March 21.

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US pork industry pilots blockchain as sustainability tool

The National Pork Board has signed an agreement to pilot the use of blockchain technology in the US pork industry.

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Production Technology

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: ‘Disaster’ aid for US farmers, CAP reform objections, Brexit delayed

US President Donald Trump last week issued a federal disaster for counties in Nebraska, while governors in Iowa have requested financial assistance after flooding caused damage estimated at US$1.6 billion.

Farm Incomes Direct Subsidies

Fertiliser duties will cost billions to EU farmers, farming union warns

EU anti-dumping duties on liquid nitrogen fertilisers could significantly increase input costs for farmers, farming representatives and market analysts say.

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Pesticide exposure in pregnancy linked to autism

Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in the first year of life has been associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with infants of women without such exposure, according to a study published in The BMJ on March 21.

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Budget and Financing

Day ahead – March 25, 2019: Ethanol production, shipments impacted by Midwest floods

Growth Energy said Midwest flooding has impacted ethanol production and logistics and asked the Transportation Department to expedite rail shipments of the fuel. Meanwhile, USDA lowered its grocery store food price inflation forecast and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is optimistic China can be persuaded to resume imports of Canadian canola seed.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

US Washington week ahead: US-China trade & disaster aid as Congress returns

The House and Senate return from their week-long break, with Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget hearings, a vote on overriding President Donald Trump's first veto and disaster aid are all on the agenda.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Midwest flooding and forecast for more puts spotlight on available ag aid

Agricultural producers in areas affected by flooding already this spring have help available through multiple USDA programs, and the need for such aid potentially will only grow with forecasters warning flooding will continue and spread downstream through the Mississippi River Basin.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Day ahead – March 25, 2019: Ethanol production, shipments impacted by Midwest floods

Growth Energy said Midwest flooding has impacted ethanol production and logistics and asked the Transportation Department to expedite rail shipments of the fuel. Meanwhile, USDA lowered its grocery store food price inflation forecast and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is optimistic China can be persuaded to resume imports of Canadian canola seed.

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Fertiliser duties will cost billions to EU farmers, farming union warns

EU anti-dumping duties on liquid nitrogen fertilisers could significantly increase input costs for farmers, farming representatives and market analysts say.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Study warns of the effect of increased rainfall on wheat production as climate changes

France, Australia and Turkey – three of the world's top 15 wheat producers – could see 26%, 28% and 88% respectively of their wheat growing land affected by reduced rainfall caused by climate change, a university study suggests.

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Politics

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: ‘Disaster’ aid for US farmers, CAP reform objections, Brexit delayed

US President Donald Trump last week issued a federal disaster for counties in Nebraska, while governors in Iowa have requested financial assistance after flooding caused damage estimated at US$1.6 billion.

Farm Incomes Direct Subsidies

US Washington week ahead: US-China trade & disaster aid as Congress returns

The House and Senate return from their week-long break, with Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget hearings, a vote on overriding President Donald Trump's first veto and disaster aid are all on the agenda.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Study warns of the effect of increased rainfall on wheat production as climate changes

France, Australia and Turkey – three of the world's top 15 wheat producers – could see 26%, 28% and 88% respectively of their wheat growing land affected by reduced rainfall caused by climate change, a university study suggests.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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