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US Agriculture Policy

Farm Policy and Programs

US pork industry to form council to reduce disease risks

The US pork industry has aligned its efforts to reduce the risks from foreign animal diseases by forming the National Swine Disease Council (NSDC).

US Agricultural Policy Animal Health

Day ahead – January 23, 2019: White House clarifies details on US-China meetings, US soybeans moving to China, Newcastle disease detections draw import restrictions

Trump administration officials confirmed to CNBC that US-China meetings at the vice minister level this week have indeed been cancelled. Meanwhile, USDA data shows US soybean cargoes are moving to China and the detection of Newcastle disease in California and Utah has led some countries to impose import restrictions on US poultry.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

NPPC slams EU negotiating mandates for US trade talks

The European Union's (EU) exclusion of agriculture from its draft negotiating mandates for trade talks with the US drew sharp criticism from the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

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Trade Policy

US pork industry to form council to reduce disease risks

The US pork industry has aligned its efforts to reduce the risks from foreign animal diseases by forming the National Swine Disease Council (NSDC).

US Agricultural Policy Animal Health

Coalition urges lifting of Section 232 tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Lifting of Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico is being urged by a coalition of agriculture, manufacturing and business groups who maintain the actions have created difficulties for the ag sector.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements

North Dakota considers plan to label cell-based meat

Add North Dakota to the growing list of states keen to regulate labeling of cell-based meat products. 
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Environment and Conservation

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: Shutdown continues, Brexit ‘plan B’, crop protection, CAP

A review of the most significant talking points in the food and agriculture policy sphere for the past seven days.

US Agricultural Policy CAP

NPPC pushes back on report critical of meat consumption

Objections to a new report from the Lancet medical journal that called for reduced consumption of meat, dairy and eggs for health and environmental reasons was voiced by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

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Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.

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Energy and Biofuels

Increased trade with China boosts Brazilian agri-food exports to record high

Brazilian agribusiness exports reached a new high in 2018, for records dating back to 1997.

Agribusiness European Agricultural Policy

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: Shutdown continues, Brexit ‘plan B’, crop protection, CAP

A review of the most significant talking points in the food and agriculture policy sphere for the past seven days.

US Agricultural Policy CAP

Grassley continues to lay out trade, tax agenda

More thoughts on upcoming trade talks, the partial government shutdown and tax policy were shared this week by new Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

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Food Policy

North Dakota considers plan to label cell-based meat

Add North Dakota to the growing list of states keen to regulate labeling of cell-based meat products. 
US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

NPPC slams EU negotiating mandates for US trade talks

The European Union's (EU) exclusion of agriculture from its draft negotiating mandates for trade talks with the US drew sharp criticism from the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Saudi Arabia delists large number of Brazilian poultry exporters

Saudi Arabia has removed 33 Brazilian poultry plants from its list of authorised suppliers – a move some observers suggest may be linked to the South American country’s proposed embassy move in Israel.

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Production Technology

North Dakota considers plan to label cell-based meat

Add North Dakota to the growing list of states keen to regulate labeling of cell-based meat products. 
US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Survey suggests GMO critics know less than they think

People who strongly oppose genetically modified foods know very little about the science behind biotechnology but think they know the most, according to a new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers.

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Food and Ag Policy Briefing: Shutdown continues, Brexit ‘plan B’, crop protection, CAP

A review of the most significant talking points in the food and agriculture policy sphere for the past seven days.

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Budget and Financing

Coalition urges lifting of Section 232 tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Lifting of Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico is being urged by a coalition of agriculture, manufacturing and business groups who maintain the actions have created difficulties for the ag sector.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements

Day ahead – January 23, 2019: White House clarifies details on US-China meetings, US soybeans moving to China, Newcastle disease detections draw import restrictions

Trump administration officials confirmed to CNBC that US-China meetings at the vice minister level this week have indeed been cancelled. Meanwhile, USDA data shows US soybean cargoes are moving to China and the detection of Newcastle disease in California and Utah has led some countries to impose import restrictions on US poultry.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Increased trade with China boosts Brazilian agri-food exports to record high

Brazilian agribusiness exports reached a new high in 2018, for records dating back to 1997.

Agribusiness European Agricultural Policy
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Transportation and Infrastructure

Increased trade with China boosts Brazilian agri-food exports to record high

Brazilian agribusiness exports reached a new high in 2018, for records dating back to 1997.

Agribusiness European Agricultural Policy

Saudi Arabia delists large number of Brazilian poultry exporters

Saudi Arabia has removed 33 Brazilian poultry plants from its list of authorised suppliers – a move some observers suggest may be linked to the South American country’s proposed embassy move in Israel.

Agribusiness Trade Disputes

Trump administration says shutdown warrants stay of dicamba challenge

The Trump administration has asked a federal court to stay a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new registration for Bayer-owned Monsanto's dicamba herbicide, arguing the government shutdown prevents the Department of Justice (DOJ) from working on case.

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Politics

Coalition urges lifting of Section 232 tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Lifting of Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico is being urged by a coalition of agriculture, manufacturing and business groups who maintain the actions have created difficulties for the ag sector.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements

Appropriators now unified on USDA ERS, NIFA relocations

A pause in USDA's plan to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institutes of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside of the Washington, DC region, and realign ERS within the department is being sought by House and Senate appropriators.

US Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

Day ahead – January 22, 2019: Shutdown enters day 32, US-China trade news, Newcastle disease spreads to Utah

The partial government shutdown is in day 32, after President Trump's compromise plan on immigration policy and border security funding was rejected by House Democrats. Meanwhile, there is positive and negative news on the US-China trade front and federal officials confirmed the virulent Newcastle disease has spread to one non-commercial poultry flock in Utah.

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