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US Agriculture Policy

Farm Policy and Programs

China and US exchange harsh words amid concerns of other WTO members

The US has accused China of causing “serious harm” to its trading partners, while China called the accusation unacceptable and insisted it had brought its policies fully into line with the commitments it made when it joined the World Trade Organization (WTO).

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Day ahead – July 13, 2018: House farm bill action next week, Mnuchin on US-China trade tensions, Chinese trade data

The House is expected to vote on a motion to proceed to conference on the farm bill next week, according to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas). Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told lawmakers he does not think the US is in a trade war with China yet, and China's trade surplus with the US reached a new record high in June.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Impact of China tariffs reflected in latest USDA crop updates

Tariffs deployed by China against US$34 billion in US goods, particularly agricultural commodities, are having a significant effect on USDA forecasts for the 2018/19 marketing year.

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Trade Policy

China and US exchange harsh words amid concerns of other WTO members

The US has accused China of causing “serious harm” to its trading partners, while China called the accusation unacceptable and insisted it had brought its policies fully into line with the commitments it made when it joined the World Trade Organization (WTO).

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Day ahead – July 13, 2018: House farm bill action next week, Mnuchin on US-China trade tensions, Chinese trade data

The House is expected to vote on a motion to proceed to conference on the farm bill next week, according to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas). Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told lawmakers he does not think the US is in a trade war with China yet, and China's trade surplus with the US reached a new record high in June.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Impact of China tariffs reflected in latest USDA crop updates

Tariffs deployed by China against US$34 billion in US goods, particularly agricultural commodities, are having a significant effect on USDA forecasts for the 2018/19 marketing year.

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Environment and Conservation

As farm support increases, China seeks agricultural reform: WTO report

With overall support for agriculture in China increasing steadily in recent years, the sector is embarking on complex structural reform to be more environmentally friendly, market oriented, and to develop extended value chains, the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Policy Review report for the country says.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Court considers chlorpyrifos dispute

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held final arguments Monday (July 9) in a dispute over the legality of the Trump administration's decision to abandon an EPA plan to ban the organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Interview: Governments need to build trust in Big Data for agri-environmental policies

Big Data allows for a much more accurate and rapid monitoring of the agricultural sector’s environmental impact, but governments need to build trust with farmers and the private sector to access these data in the first place, a farm technology expert has explained.

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Energy and Biofuels

Trade war to hit US sorghum exports, mixed impact on Canadian agriculture

China’s introduction of 25% import tariffs on US sorghum last Friday (July 6) will significantly lower its imports of the US grain, according to IEG Policy’s sister title IEG Vantage.

US Agricultural Policy Agribusiness

Day ahead – July 9, 2018: USTR on tariff exclusion process, US ag trade surplus, EPA priorities

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) outlined the exclusion process for new tariffs imposed on Chinese goods. Meanwhile, the US ag trade surplus held steady in May, and Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler discussed agency priorities.

US Agricultural Policy Political

US Washington week ahead: Congress returns with Supreme Court, farm bill in focus

The House and Senate return from their July 4 recess with the next steps on the farm bill likely at hand and President Donald Trump's choice for a Supreme Court opening on tap.

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Food Policy

China and US exchange harsh words amid concerns of other WTO members

The US has accused China of causing “serious harm” to its trading partners, while China called the accusation unacceptable and insisted it had brought its policies fully into line with the commitments it made when it joined the World Trade Organization (WTO).

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Day ahead – July 13, 2018: House farm bill action next week, Mnuchin on US-China trade tensions, Chinese trade data

The House is expected to vote on a motion to proceed to conference on the farm bill next week, according to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas). Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told lawmakers he does not think the US is in a trade war with China yet, and China's trade surplus with the US reached a new record high in June.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Calls for upcoming phthalates ban to include food contact materials

Pressure is on for the EU to extend a future ban on four phthalates to food contact materials after member states in the REACH (chemicals regulation) committee on 11 July unanimously backed a proposal restricting them in other uses, but with a controversial waiver for agriculture.

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Production Technology

Missouri peach farm contests Monsanto bid to appeal dicamba order

Missouri peach farmers who have sued Monsanto for alleged damage from dicamba drift are urging a federal court not to let the company appeal an order that denied its bid for summary judgment.

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House panel hearing to probe Trump tariff effects on farmers, consumers

The impacts on farmers and consumers of President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on goods from China and other trading partners is the topic of a July 18 hearing announced by House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-Wash).

US Agricultural Policy China

Judge lets glyphosate cancer lawsuits proceed

A federal judge in California on Tuesday (July 10) kept alive hundreds of lawsuits brought against Monsanto by cancer victims who allege exposure to glyphosate caused their illnesses.

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Budget and Financing

Day ahead – July 13, 2018: House farm bill action next week, Mnuchin on US-China trade tensions, Chinese trade data

The House is expected to vote on a motion to proceed to conference on the farm bill next week, according to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas). Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told lawmakers he does not think the US is in a trade war with China yet, and China's trade surplus with the US reached a new record high in June.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

House panel hearing to probe Trump tariff effects on farmers, consumers

The impacts on farmers and consumers of President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on goods from China and other trading partners is the topic of a July 18 hearing announced by House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-Wash).

US Agricultural Policy China

Day ahead – July 12, 2018: US-China talks may resume, Trump trade aid plans, House panel to probe Trump tariff impacts

Chinese and US officials may resume talks over their ongoing trade impasse. Meanwhile, Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) says no comprehensive details have been presented to him yet on a Trump tariff aid plan, and a House panel is set to assess impacts of Trump's trade tariffs on farmers and consumers in a hearing next week.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Impact of China tariffs reflected in latest USDA crop updates

Tariffs deployed by China against US$34 billion in US goods, particularly agricultural commodities, are having a significant effect on USDA forecasts for the 2018/19 marketing year.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Missouri peach farm contests Monsanto bid to appeal dicamba order

Missouri peach farmers who have sued Monsanto for alleged damage from dicamba drift are urging a federal court not to let the company appeal an order that denied its bid for summary judgment.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

USDA announces 13 appointments to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board

The appointment of 13 members to fill vacancies on the 37-member National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) were announced July 12 by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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Politics

Day ahead – July 13, 2018: House farm bill action next week, Mnuchin on US-China trade tensions, Chinese trade data

The House is expected to vote on a motion to proceed to conference on the farm bill next week, according to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas). Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told lawmakers he does not think the US is in a trade war with China yet, and China's trade surplus with the US reached a new record high in June.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Impact of China tariffs reflected in latest USDA crop updates

Tariffs deployed by China against US$34 billion in US goods, particularly agricultural commodities, are having a significant effect on USDA forecasts for the 2018/19 marketing year.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

House panel hearing to probe Trump tariff effects on farmers, consumers

The impacts on farmers and consumers of President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on goods from China and other trading partners is the topic of a July 18 hearing announced by House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-Wash).

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