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Groups warn US agriculture faces market share 'collapse' in Japan without deal

Quick progress to secure a US-Japan trade deal that gives US ag exporters the same tariff concessions as competitors covered under other agreements is critical to avoid a "collapse" in US market share, a coalition of ag stakeholders warned in an April 22 letter to US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer.

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Farm Policy and Programs

DHS highlights progress of ASF task force, vaccine candidates

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working on vaccine candidates for African swine fever (ASF). 

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Day ahead – April 23, 2019: China pork situation remains a focus

Impacts from China's ongoing outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) continue to move into focus. Meanwhile, USDA announced updates for livestock and dairy insurance program coverage and Iowa's 'ag gag' law drew a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.

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USDA clarifies process for hemp seed imports

USDA on Friday (April 19) issued guidance to assure farmers that they do not need permits from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to import hemp seeds. 

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Trade Policy

US-China deal must 'fully eliminate' trade war tariffs: Business groups

Failure to "fully eliminate" tariffs put in place during the US-China trade war in any final agreement between the two countries would "represent a broken promise," an alliance of business groups wrote in a April 22 letter President Donald Trump.

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DHS highlights progress of ASF task force, vaccine candidates

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working on vaccine candidates for African swine fever (ASF). 

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Groups warn US agriculture faces market share 'collapse' in Japan without deal

Quick progress to secure a US-Japan trade deal that gives US ag exporters the same tariff concessions as competitors covered under other agreements is critical to avoid a "collapse" in US market share, a coalition of ag stakeholders warned in an April 22 letter to US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer.

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Environment and Conservation

RVP waiver should be expanded for more ethanol blends: NFU

A Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver proposal allowing for year-round sales of E15 (15% ethanol/85% gasoline) should also be expanded for other ethanol blend levels like E30 (30% ethanol/70% gasoline), the National Farmers Union (NFU) urged in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andy Wheeler.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: EU eyes new duties on US goods, USMCA gets a boost, CAP questioned, food additive changes coming

US-EU relations were further strained last week after the European Commission published a list of items, many of them US food products, that could be hit with additional import duties in a long-standing dispute over aircraft subsidies.

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Newly confirmed Interior Secretary faces ethics investigation

The Interior Department’s Inspector General has launched an investigation into ethics complaints against the agency’s newly confirmed secretary, David Bernhardt, including concerns he suppressed a scientific assessment that found legal uses of several insecticides could jeopardize more than 1,200 endangered species.

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Energy and Biofuels

RVP waiver should be expanded for more ethanol blends: NFU

A Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver proposal allowing for year-round sales of E15 (15% ethanol/85% gasoline) should also be expanded for other ethanol blend levels like E30 (30% ethanol/70% gasoline), the National Farmers Union (NFU) urged in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andy Wheeler.

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Day ahead – April 15, 2019: Mnuchin strikes positive tone on US-China talks

An optimistic assessment about the state of US-China trade talks was offered by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will seek comment on its plan to release more information on small refiner waiver requests and China confirmed it is conducting a review of antidumping duties in place on US distillers' dried grains (DDGs).

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No major land use, food price changes from US biofuel production: Study

Increased US biofuels production has not lead to major changes increases in land use for ag or food prices, according to a new study cited by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) that is counter to recent studies cited by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

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Food Policy

Groups warn US agriculture faces market share 'collapse' in Japan without deal

Quick progress to secure a US-Japan trade deal that gives US ag exporters the same tariff concessions as competitors covered under other agreements is critical to avoid a "collapse" in US market share, a coalition of ag stakeholders warned in an April 22 letter to US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: EU eyes new duties on US goods, USMCA gets a boost, CAP questioned, food additive changes coming

US-EU relations were further strained last week after the European Commission published a list of items, many of them US food products, that could be hit with additional import duties in a long-standing dispute over aircraft subsidies.

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Court orders EPA to act on chlorpyrifos

A federal appeals court has ordered the EPA to make a final decision by mid-July on whether it will revoke food tolerances for chlorpyrifos and ban agricultural uses of the insecticide. 

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Production Technology

Groups warn US agriculture faces market share 'collapse' in Japan without deal

Quick progress to secure a US-Japan trade deal that gives US ag exporters the same tariff concessions as competitors covered under other agreements is critical to avoid a "collapse" in US market share, a coalition of ag stakeholders warned in an April 22 letter to US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer.

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US still irked at exclusion of ag from EU negotiating mandates

The exclusion of agriculture from European Union (EU) negotiating mandates for trade talks with the US continues to draw sharp criticism from various stakeholders in the US.

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Agriculture still a ‘red line’ as Council signs off mandate for EU-US trade talks

The EU Council has given the green light for the European Commission to commence formal discussions with the United States over a trade agreement after adopting negotiating directives at a meeting in Luxembourg today (April 15).

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Budget and Financing

US-China deal must 'fully eliminate' trade war tariffs: Business groups

Failure to "fully eliminate" tariffs put in place during the US-China trade war in any final agreement between the two countries would "represent a broken promise," an alliance of business groups wrote in a April 22 letter President Donald Trump.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Groups warn US agriculture faces market share 'collapse' in Japan without deal

Quick progress to secure a US-Japan trade deal that gives US ag exporters the same tariff concessions as competitors covered under other agreements is critical to avoid a "collapse" in US market share, a coalition of ag stakeholders warned in an April 22 letter to US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer.

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Day ahead – April 23, 2019: China pork situation remains a focus

Impacts from China's ongoing outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) continue to move into focus. Meanwhile, USDA announced updates for livestock and dairy insurance program coverage and Iowa's 'ag gag' law drew a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

EU remains slight net importer of agricultural products

The EU’s trade deficit for agricultural goods has declined drastically over the last ten years, the latest Eurostat statistics reveal.

EU International

RVP waiver should be expanded for more ethanol blends: NFU

A Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver proposal allowing for year-round sales of E15 (15% ethanol/85% gasoline) should also be expanded for other ethanol blend levels like E30 (30% ethanol/70% gasoline), the National Farmers Union (NFU) urged in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andy Wheeler.

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Ag commodity groups continue to hail WTO ruling on China TRQs

Positive reactions to a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel ruling critical of China's administration of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for corn, wheat and rice continue to be voiced by US ag and commodity groups.

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Politics

Day ahead – April 23, 2019: China pork situation remains a focus

Impacts from China's ongoing outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) continue to move into focus. Meanwhile, USDA announced updates for livestock and dairy insurance program coverage and Iowa's 'ag gag' law drew a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.

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US Washington week ahead: Trade, economy in focus with Congress still out

The House and Senate are in the second week of their two-week break for Easter, returning April 29.

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Ag groups reiterate calls for USMCA approval following USITC report

Positive impacts for the US ag sector from the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – detailed in a new report from the US International Trade Commission (USITC) – were hailed by US ag and food groups who used the news to reiterate their calls for swift approval of the pact.

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