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US Agriculture Policy

Farm Policy and Programs

Day ahead – March 20, 2019: Early damage estimates for Midwest flooding

Early estimates see large livestock and crop losses from flooding in Nebraska and Iowa. Meanwhile, there is mixed news on US-China trade talks and "extreme shortages" persist in China's hog market as officials say the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak is under control.

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Jury finds Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide likely caused cancer

Exposure to Bayer-owned Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkiller was likely a substantial factor in causing a California man to develop cancer, a federal jury concluded on Tuesday (March 19).
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Opportunity, peril for US pork industry as China ASF outbreak rages

As efforts to prevent African swine fever (ASF) continue in the US and internationally, the ongoing outbreak in China could provide a boost to US pork exporters – if current tariffs and other trade barriers are lifted.

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Trade Policy

Day ahead – March 20, 2019: Early damage estimates for Midwest flooding

Early estimates see large livestock and crop losses from flooding in Nebraska and Iowa. Meanwhile, there is mixed news on US-China trade talks and "extreme shortages" persist in China's hog market as officials say the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak is under control.

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Brazil to implement US wheat TRQ, allow US pork imports

Trade-related commitments between the US and Brazil for US pork and wheat were announced following a meeting between President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the White House today (March 19).

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Opportunity, peril for US pork industry as China ASF outbreak rages

As efforts to prevent African swine fever (ASF) continue in the US and internationally, the ongoing outbreak in China could provide a boost to US pork exporters – if current tariffs and other trade barriers are lifted.

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Environment and Conservation

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards

Day ahead – March 15, 2019: No Trump-Xi meeting this month: Mnuchin

A meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will not take place this month, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Meanwhile, Mnuchin also said he expects the Section 232 metal tariffs issue to be worked out with Canada and Mexico and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved more Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers.

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Ag, biofuel groups laud EPA E15 proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule to allow year-round sales of E15 (15% ethanol/85% gasoline) and reform Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits is drawing praise from ag and biofuels groups.

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Energy and Biofuels

Brazil’s agriculture minister to follow US trade talks with China trip

Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina will follow up this week’s trip to Washington with a visit to China in the first week of May, where she will attempt to secure authorization for more meat plants to export to the Asian country among other things. 

Trade Agreements Food Safety and Standards

US Washington week ahead: Congress out with trade, Fed policy in focus

The House and Senate are both on a week-long break, returning the week of March 25.

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Day ahead – March 15, 2019: No Trump-Xi meeting this month: Mnuchin

A meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will not take place this month, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Meanwhile, Mnuchin also said he expects the Section 232 metal tariffs issue to be worked out with Canada and Mexico and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved more Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers.

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Food Policy

Strawberries again top EWG's 'Dirty Dozen' list

For the fourth year running, strawberries top the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) "Dirty Dozen" list of produce with the most pesticide residues.

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Brazil to implement US wheat TRQ, allow US pork imports

Trade-related commitments between the US and Brazil for US pork and wheat were announced following a meeting between President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the White House today (March 19).

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Brazil’s agriculture minister to follow US trade talks with China trip

Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina will follow up this week’s trip to Washington with a visit to China in the first week of May, where she will attempt to secure authorization for more meat plants to export to the Asian country among other things. 

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Production Technology

Strawberries again top EWG's 'Dirty Dozen' list

For the fourth year running, strawberries top the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) "Dirty Dozen" list of produce with the most pesticide residues.

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Jury finds Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide likely caused cancer

Exposure to Bayer-owned Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkiller was likely a substantial factor in causing a California man to develop cancer, a federal jury concluded on Tuesday (March 19).
US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EPA considering Monsanto request to allow spraying of dicamba on corn

EPA has received a request from Bayer-owned Monsanto to allow dicamba to be sprayed on corn that has been genetically engineered to resist the potent herbicide.

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Budget and Financing

Day ahead – March 20, 2019: Early damage estimates for Midwest flooding

Early estimates see large livestock and crop losses from flooding in Nebraska and Iowa. Meanwhile, there is mixed news on US-China trade talks and "extreme shortages" persist in China's hog market as officials say the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak is under control.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Brazil to implement US wheat TRQ, allow US pork imports

Trade-related commitments between the US and Brazil for US pork and wheat were announced following a meeting between President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the White House today (March 19).

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Opportunity, peril for US pork industry as China ASF outbreak rages

As efforts to prevent African swine fever (ASF) continue in the US and internationally, the ongoing outbreak in China could provide a boost to US pork exporters – if current tariffs and other trade barriers are lifted.

US Agricultural Policy Animal Health
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Transportation and Infrastructure

Jury finds Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide likely caused cancer

Exposure to Bayer-owned Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkiller was likely a substantial factor in causing a California man to develop cancer, a federal jury concluded on Tuesday (March 19).
US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EPA considering Monsanto request to allow spraying of dicamba on corn

EPA has received a request from Bayer-owned Monsanto to allow dicamba to be sprayed on corn that has been genetically engineered to resist the potent herbicide.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Brazil’s agriculture minister to follow US trade talks with China trip

Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina will follow up this week’s trip to Washington with a visit to China in the first week of May, where she will attempt to secure authorization for more meat plants to export to the Asian country among other things. 

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Politics

Brazil’s agriculture minister to follow US trade talks with China trip

Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina will follow up this week’s trip to Washington with a visit to China in the first week of May, where she will attempt to secure authorization for more meat plants to export to the Asian country among other things. 

Trade Agreements Food Safety and Standards

No requested cost-benefit analysis on ERS, NIFA changes in USDA budget

A cost-benefit analysis has not yet been provided by USDA relative to their proposal to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside of Washington, DC, but Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget plans say that analysis will be coming.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards
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