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NAFTA 2.0 talks extended into 2018

Mexico will host the fifth round of NAFTA 2.0 talks in Mexico City from November 17-21, but additional rounds will now be scheduled through the first quarter of 2018, officials from the US, Canada and Mexico announced at the conclusion of the fourth round of talks near Washington, DC.

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Farm Policy and Programs

USDA Radio Newsline: October 16, 2017

USDA radio items on record global wheat usage, corn production and stocks, the potential for freezing temperatures in the Midwest, the legislative timeline for the next farm bill, retail food prices, the rice harvest, winter wheat planting progress, peanut crop condition and cotton crop progress.

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Farmdoc Daily: Comparison of 2016 ARC-CO and PLC payments

Following are highlights of an item released by Farmdoc Daily comparing 2016 Agricultural Risk Coverage - County Coverage (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments, authored by Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess and Carl Zulauf:
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Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

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NAFTA 2.0 talks extended into 2018

Mexico will host the fifth round of NAFTA 2.0 talks in Mexico City from November 17-21, but additional rounds will now be scheduled through the first quarter of 2018, officials from the US, Canada and Mexico announced at the conclusion of the fourth round of talks near Washington, DC.

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WTO Director-General tamps down expectations for ministerial

World Trade Organization (WTO) members could see positive outcomes in a few, limited areas, including fishery subsidies and services regulations, at this year's ministerial conference, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said at the Council on Foreign Relations yesterday.

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US offers proposal that would gut NAFTA legal dispute tribunals

US negotiators offered a proposal that would essentially do away with independent dispute panels in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), either by eliminating them altogether or substantially scaling back their roles, people familiar with negotiations told Bloomberg BNA.

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Environment and Conservation

EPA veteran to return as head of agency's Midwest region

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) veteran Jim Gulliford, who enjoys bipartisan support, return to serve as Region seven administrator, a position he held from 2001 to 2006, EPA announced October 12. The region spans the Midwest, covering Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and nine tribal nations.
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Supreme Court mulls WOTUS rule review

Legal challenges to a regulation describing the reach of the federal water quality law could sprout up in district courts across the country unless the US Supreme Court steps in, the federal government warned, according to Bloomberg.
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USDA again temporarily suspends continuous CRP signup

Approval of new offers made under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup has again been temporarily suspended until sometime later in Fiscal 2018, according to USDA, and the processing of pending offers made before September 30 is currently underway.

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Energy and Biofuels

US day ahead - October 17, 2017: NAFTA 2.0 & biofuels

The NAFTA 2.0 talks' latest round wraps up today and expectations are there will be a lot of "soul-searching" by key players in the talks after what appear to have been some contentious sessions the past few days. Biofuels backers in the Senate get a session with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today to push him on Trump campaign pledges to support the biofuels industry.

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US financial market &news review: Equities records, Fed split continues & oil updates

Financial markets: US equity markets finished at record levels as traders reacted to the minutes of the last Federal Reserve interest-rate setting meeting.

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US financial market & news review: Holiday trade, RFS focus continues

Financial markets: US equity markets finished lower in light trade volume as US government offices were closed in observance of Columbus Day.

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Food Policy

Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

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Calendar of key events and reports: October 16-22, 2017

The latest round of NAFTA 2.0 talks continue early this week with the Senate back in Washington while the House is out until the week of October 23. US-Japan economic discussions take place this week in Washington with the Commerce Department set to issue their preliminary take on antidumping duty investigations regarding biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia.

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Paraguay closes in on U.S. beef market access

Paraguay says it expects to be able to export fresh beef to the U.S. within about six months after clearing a key hurdle in the approval process.
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Production Technology

Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

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Bipartisan bill seeks to tighten regulation of imported organics

The National Organic Program (NOP) would receive a significant budget increase and an updated monitoring system under a bipartisan bill introduced by House Agriculture Committee members, Reps. John Faso (R-N.Y.) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.).

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Syngenta agrees to settle GMO corn dispute

Syngenta has agreed to settle thousands of lawsuits brought by farmers who allege the company acted irresponsibly when it commercialized two new genetically engineered corn traits. 

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Budget and Financing

US financial market &news review: Equity records, ObamaCare deal & budget hopes

Financial markets: US equities finish mostly higher as economic data and a potential deal on ObamaCare helped to prompt buying interest.

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US day ahead - October 17, 2017: NAFTA 2.0 & biofuels

The NAFTA 2.0 talks' latest round wraps up today and expectations are there will be a lot of "soul-searching" by key players in the talks after what appear to have been some contentious sessions the past few days. Biofuels backers in the Senate get a session with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today to push him on Trump campaign pledges to support the biofuels industry.

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US financial market & news review: Record equities, Yellen & Japan trade

Financial markets: US equity markets notched fresh records to start the week.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

NAFTA 2.0 talks extended into 2018

Mexico will host the fifth round of NAFTA 2.0 talks in Mexico City from November 17-21, but additional rounds will now be scheduled through the first quarter of 2018, officials from the US, Canada and Mexico announced at the conclusion of the fourth round of talks near Washington, DC.

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AGgregator: October 17, 2017

Highlights and links to key media articles related to the business of agriculture.
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AGgregator: October 16, 2017

Highlights and links to key media articles related to the business of agriculture.
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Politics

AGgregator: October 17, 2017

Highlights and links to key media articles related to the business of agriculture.
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US financial market & news review: Record equities, Yellen & Japan trade

Financial markets: US equity markets notched fresh records to start the week.

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AGgregator: October 16, 2017

Highlights and links to key media articles related to the business of agriculture.
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