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US Agriculture Policy

Farm Policy and Programs

Members must work to break impasse in ag trade talks: WTO deputy director-general

Work by World Trade Organization (WTO) members to improve transparency and advance stalled ag trade talks is vital to fostering the continued expansion of global trade in agricultural goods, WTO Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said April 20 in a speech to the China Agricultural Outlook Conference.

US Agricultural Policy WTO

House farm bill focus for GOP, Democratic leaders

This week's approval by the House Ag Committee of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) has captured the attention of both Republican and Democratic leaders. Not surprisingly, they have a differing view of the legislation.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!

With sales growth of around 10% annually, the organics sector is on a strong upward curve. This special report for IEG Policy subscribers looks at the challenges and opportunities for the future of the organic industry in the EU, US and around the world.

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Trade Policy

US financial & news review: Equities fall as flattening yield curve and NAFTA are in focus

Equity markets ended lower heading into the weekend as the heightened focus on the yield curve continued. And those worries in equity markets came despite Fed officials trying to calm the waters. NAFTA also is in focus as talks will stretch into next week. But next week will have markets working without any Fed input as a slew of economic updates arrive, including the first reading on how the US economy opened 2018.

US Agricultural Policy Economy and Finance

Members must work to break impasse in ag trade talks: WTO deputy director-general

Work by World Trade Organization (WTO) members to improve transparency and advance stalled ag trade talks is vital to fostering the continued expansion of global trade in agricultural goods, WTO Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said April 20 in a speech to the China Agricultural Outlook Conference.

US Agricultural Policy WTO

Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!

With sales growth of around 10% annually, the organics sector is on a strong upward curve. This special report for IEG Policy subscribers looks at the challenges and opportunities for the future of the organic industry in the EU, US and around the world.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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Environment and Conservation

Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!

With sales growth of around 10% annually, the organics sector is on a strong upward curve. This special report for IEG Policy subscribers looks at the challenges and opportunities for the future of the organic industry in the EU, US and around the world.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Positive reactions to House farm bill markup from ag groups, Perdue, while Democrats remain opposed

Markup and approval of the farm bill (HR 2) by the House Agriculture Committee, especially changes to crop safety net programs, received a warm welcome from multiple agriculture groups. Meanwhile, Democrats remained critical of the bill and process.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

House Ag Committee clears farm bill on party-line vote

In perhaps one of the shortest farm bill markup sessions on record, the House Agriculture Committee approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) after a highly political and contentions markup session that saw few amendments considered, but much discussion about the underlying legislation.

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Energy and Biofuels

Day ahead – April 19, 2018: Trade back in focus with Japan & CPTPP; E15 news still awaited

President Trump's meeting with Japan's prime minister focused on several issues, but trade was probably the biggest interest point and the two countries are going to begin talks on trade deals while Japan still prefers the multilateral trade deal the US abandoned. Plus, E15 talk continues to swirl in Washington.

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ITC finalizes dumping determination for US biodiesel imports from Argentina, Indonesia

Biodiesel imports to the US from Argentina and Indonesia are being sold at less than fair value (LTFV) –dumped – on the US market, resulting in a "material injury" to domestic producers, according to a final determination by the Department of Commerce's International Trade Commission (ITC) issued April 16.

US Agricultural Policy USITC

US financial & news review: Equities up; Japan to let in more US ethanol

Equity markets posted another session of gains as trade worries faded some while ethanol backers hailed a decision by Japan that should boost their buys of US ethanol while Fed officials continued to offer their views on the US economic situation and monetary policy.

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Food Policy

Members must work to break impasse in ag trade talks: WTO deputy director-general

Work by World Trade Organization (WTO) members to improve transparency and advance stalled ag trade talks is vital to fostering the continued expansion of global trade in agricultural goods, WTO Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said April 20 in a speech to the China Agricultural Outlook Conference.

US Agricultural Policy WTO

House farm bill focus for GOP, Democratic leaders

This week's approval by the House Ag Committee of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) has captured the attention of both Republican and Democratic leaders. Not surprisingly, they have a differing view of the legislation.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!

With sales growth of around 10% annually, the organics sector is on a strong upward curve. This special report for IEG Policy subscribers looks at the challenges and opportunities for the future of the organic industry in the EU, US and around the world.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
See All

Production Technology

Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!

With sales growth of around 10% annually, the organics sector is on a strong upward curve. This special report for IEG Policy subscribers looks at the challenges and opportunities for the future of the organic industry in the EU, US and around the world.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Citrus disaster funds, trade fears, catfish and lab meat discussed at Perdue hearing

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Wednesday he has considered a range of options to help Florida’s citrus industry to access funds and plans next week to roll out new programs to distribute the $2.36 billion in federal disaster relief money for agricultural losses sustained in Hurricane Irma. 

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

House Ag Committee clears farm bill on party-line vote

In perhaps one of the shortest farm bill markup sessions on record, the House Agriculture Committee approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) after a highly political and contentions markup session that saw few amendments considered, but much discussion about the underlying legislation.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy
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Budget and Financing

US financial & news review: Equities fall as flattening yield curve and NAFTA are in focus

Equity markets ended lower heading into the weekend as the heightened focus on the yield curve continued. And those worries in equity markets came despite Fed officials trying to calm the waters. NAFTA also is in focus as talks will stretch into next week. But next week will have markets working without any Fed input as a slew of economic updates arrive, including the first reading on how the US economy opened 2018.

US Agricultural Policy Economy and Finance

Day ahead – April 20, 2018: US-China and other trade matters remain a focus for Washington

Trade remains a focal point relative to the US and China with an updated outlook for US soybean shipments, expectations China will help affected importers in other ways and sorghum duties may already be having an impact.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

US financial & news review: Equities lower; NAFTA optimism and farm bill SNAP in focus

Equity markets ended lower as inflation expectations continue to move higher. The House farm bill version is being touted as an effort in workforce development while there continues to be some optimism on NAFTA 2.0 as top negotiators meet in Washington.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Download the new EU & US Organics Sector special report!

With sales growth of around 10% annually, the organics sector is on a strong upward curve. This special report for IEG Policy subscribers looks at the challenges and opportunities for the future of the organic industry in the EU, US and around the world.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Reports name Brazilian poultry firms delisted by EU

After being singled out in recent police investigations in Brazil, the country’s top poultry exporter, BRF, will predictably bear the brunt of new import curbs being imposed by the EU.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Day ahead – April 20, 2018: US-China and other trade matters remain a focus for Washington

Trade remains a focal point relative to the US and China with an updated outlook for US soybean shipments, expectations China will help affected importers in other ways and sorghum duties may already be having an impact.

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Politics

House farm bill focus for GOP, Democratic leaders

This week's approval by the House Ag Committee of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) has captured the attention of both Republican and Democratic leaders. Not surprisingly, they have a differing view of the legislation.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Day ahead – April 20, 2018: US-China and other trade matters remain a focus for Washington

Trade remains a focal point relative to the US and China with an updated outlook for US soybean shipments, expectations China will help affected importers in other ways and sorghum duties may already be having an impact.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Positive reactions to House farm bill markup from ag groups, Perdue, while Democrats remain opposed

Markup and approval of the farm bill (HR 2) by the House Agriculture Committee, especially changes to crop safety net programs, received a warm welcome from multiple agriculture groups. Meanwhile, Democrats remained critical of the bill and process.

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