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Government funding plan for USDA includes pause on ERS, NIFA changes

USDA proposals to move the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside the National Capital region would be put on hold and there would be more funding for several department agencies via the spending plan to keep the government operating for the rest of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.

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Farm Policy and Programs

Government funding plan for USDA includes pause on ERS, NIFA changes

USDA proposals to move the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside the National Capital region would be put on hold and there would be more funding for several department agencies via the spending plan to keep the government operating for the rest of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.

US Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

OIE reports global progress on antimicrobial use, improvement needed on regulatory framework

A new report by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) shows there has been global progress on the regulation and monitoring of antimicrobial use in animals.

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Green MEP calls for cautious approach to lab meat development in EU

A Green MEP has urged caution with cell-cultured meat development in the EU, calling for the bloc to apply the precautionary principle to prevent risks to human health or the environment.

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Trade Policy

Day ahead – February 15, 2019: Trump to sign budget package, More US-China trade talks next week, Auto tariffs report headed to Trump

President Donald Trump will sign the spending package approved by the House and Senate, avoiding another government shutdown. Meanwhile, more trade talks between the US and China are on tap for next week and the US Department of Commerce is set to deliver a report on auto tariffs to Trump.

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Day ahead – February 14, 2019: Trump considering postponing tariff hike deadline, Congress moves on bill to avert shutdown, USDA, FDA given deadline on cell-cultured meat

President Donald Trump is reportedly mulling an extension of the March 1 tariff-hike deadline as US-China talks continue. Meanwhile, the House and Senate are set to vote on a funding package to avert another shutdown and appropriators gave USDA and FDA a deadline to reach a deal on regulatory responsibilities for cell-cultured meat.

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Global organic area attains a record high in 2017

The global organic area reached an all-time high in 2017 with nearly 70 million hectares of farmland devoted to this type of agriculture, new research has found.

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Environment and Conservation

Global organic area attains a record high in 2017

The global organic area reached an all-time high in 2017 with nearly 70 million hectares of farmland devoted to this type of agriculture, new research has found.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Study finds ethanol made big contribution US economy in 2018

Ethanol production and use contributed nearly $46 billion to US gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018 and supported hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to a new study conducted for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Farm-state lawmakers keep beating the drum for biodiesel tax credit

The biodiesel tax credit that lapsed at the end of 2017 needs to be extended – both retroactively and for several years ahead, a group of farm-state lawmakers is urging House leadership.

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Energy and Biofuels

Study finds ethanol made big contribution US economy in 2018

Ethanol production and use contributed nearly $46 billion to US gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018 and supported hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to a new study conducted for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Farm-state lawmakers keep beating the drum for biodiesel tax credit

The biodiesel tax credit that lapsed at the end of 2017 needs to be extended – both retroactively and for several years ahead, a group of farm-state lawmakers is urging House leadership.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

USDA seeks public input ahead of farm bill implementation

USDA wants public feedback on implementation of programs that were changed in the 2018 Farm Bill and has laid out a series of questions they want answered by the public on the matter – either in person or electronically.

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Food Policy

Government funding plan for USDA includes pause on ERS, NIFA changes

USDA proposals to move the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside the National Capital region would be put on hold and there would be more funding for several department agencies via the spending plan to keep the government operating for the rest of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.

US Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

USDA, FDA would report plan to regulate cell-based meat plan this spring under spending bill

Lawmakers are looking to set a tight deadline for FDA and USDA to hash out a formal strategy for joint regulation of cell-cultured meats, a move likely driven by an anxious meat industry eager to hand USDA the lead.

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OIE reports global progress on antimicrobial use, improvement needed on regulatory framework

A new report by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) shows there has been global progress on the regulation and monitoring of antimicrobial use in animals.

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Production Technology

USDA, FDA would report plan to regulate cell-based meat plan this spring under spending bill

Lawmakers are looking to set a tight deadline for FDA and USDA to hash out a formal strategy for joint regulation of cell-cultured meats, a move likely driven by an anxious meat industry eager to hand USDA the lead.

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Global organic area attains a record high in 2017

The global organic area reached an all-time high in 2017 with nearly 70 million hectares of farmland devoted to this type of agriculture, new research has found.

EU European Agricultural Policy

OMB reviewing GE crop proposal

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has delivered its latest proposal to revamp the federal regulation of genetically engineered crops to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review.

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Budget and Financing

Day ahead – February 15, 2019: Trump to sign budget package, More US-China trade talks next week, Auto tariffs report headed to Trump

President Donald Trump will sign the spending package approved by the House and Senate, avoiding another government shutdown. Meanwhile, more trade talks between the US and China are on tap for next week and the US Department of Commerce is set to deliver a report on auto tariffs to Trump.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Government funding plan for USDA includes pause on ERS, NIFA changes

USDA proposals to move the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside the National Capital region would be put on hold and there would be more funding for several department agencies via the spending plan to keep the government operating for the rest of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.

US Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

Day ahead – February 14, 2019: Trump considering postponing tariff hike deadline, Congress moves on bill to avert shutdown, USDA, FDA given deadline on cell-cultured meat

President Donald Trump is reportedly mulling an extension of the March 1 tariff-hike deadline as US-China talks continue. Meanwhile, the House and Senate are set to vote on a funding package to avert another shutdown and appropriators gave USDA and FDA a deadline to reach a deal on regulatory responsibilities for cell-cultured meat.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Global organic area attains a record high in 2017

The global organic area reached an all-time high in 2017 with nearly 70 million hectares of farmland devoted to this type of agriculture, new research has found.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Study finds ethanol made big contribution US economy in 2018

Ethanol production and use contributed nearly $46 billion to US gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018 and supported hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to a new study conducted for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Farm-state lawmakers keep beating the drum for biodiesel tax credit

The biodiesel tax credit that lapsed at the end of 2017 needs to be extended – both retroactively and for several years ahead, a group of farm-state lawmakers is urging House leadership.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels
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Politics

Day ahead – February 15, 2019: Trump to sign budget package, More US-China trade talks next week, Auto tariffs report headed to Trump

President Donald Trump will sign the spending package approved by the House and Senate, avoiding another government shutdown. Meanwhile, more trade talks between the US and China are on tap for next week and the US Department of Commerce is set to deliver a report on auto tariffs to Trump.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Government funding plan for USDA includes pause on ERS, NIFA changes

USDA proposals to move the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside the National Capital region would be put on hold and there would be more funding for several department agencies via the spending plan to keep the government operating for the rest of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.

US Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

Day ahead – February 14, 2019: Trump considering postponing tariff hike deadline, Congress moves on bill to avert shutdown, USDA, FDA given deadline on cell-cultured meat

President Donald Trump is reportedly mulling an extension of the March 1 tariff-hike deadline as US-China talks continue. Meanwhile, the House and Senate are set to vote on a funding package to avert another shutdown and appropriators gave USDA and FDA a deadline to reach a deal on regulatory responsibilities for cell-cultured meat.

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