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Coalition of ag, food, other groups press appropriators on ERS, NIFA relocations

More pressure on ag appropriators regarding USDA's plan to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) was brought to bear in a letter from a coalition of 60 food, ag and other groups.

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Farm Policy and Programs

Enviros try to rally opposition to USDA science nominee

More than 240 anti-pesticide groups are opposing the Trump administration's pick to serve as USDA's chief scientist, arguing the nominee's links to agribusiness and pesticide companies present "serious conflicts of interest" that should not be ignored.

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Coalition of ag, food, other groups press appropriators on ERS, NIFA relocations

More pressure on ag appropriators regarding USDA's plan to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) was brought to bear in a letter from a coalition of 60 food, ag and other groups.

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US contends India exceeding its WTO commitments on cotton subsidies

The US is again contesting actions by India at the World Trade Organization (WTO), this time focusing on the key crop of cotton.

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Trade Policy

Day ahead – November 14, 2018: Pence on US-China trade issues, US-EU trade meeting, October US budget deficit

Vice President Mike Pence commented on the US-China trade war. Meanwhile, US and European Union (EU) trade officials meet today ahead of formal negotiations set for next year and the October US budget deficit topped $100 billion.

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EU hormone-free beef quota filled in record time as US talks begin

Competition to fill the EU’s high quality beef (HQB) quota remains as intense as ever, with the latest quarterly allocations exhausted in little over three weeks.

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China takes US to task over trade restrictions at WTO meeting

Justification of trade restrictions put in place by the US on the basis of protecting national security drew sharp opposition from China during a meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Council for Trade in Goods.

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Environment and Conservation

NCBA weighs in on midterms, agenda going forward

Work to be completed in the lame duck session of the current Congress and an agenda are the focus for the National Cattleman's Beef Association (NCBA) in the wake of the November 6 midterm elections.

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Neonicotinoids found to change bees’ social behavior

A new study adds to concern about the sublethal impacts of a widely-used class of insecticides on bees. Researchers found that exposure to neonicotinoids can have dramatic impacts on the social behavior of bumblebees, causing them to interact less with their colony and weakening the hive.

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USDA announces $1.6 billion in rural electric infrastructure investments

Some $1.6 billion in rural electric infrastructure investments were announced by USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett November 8.

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Energy and Biofuels

Day ahead – November 5, 2018: Xi accepts Trump dinner invitation, Iran vows to defy sanctions, API urges USMCA approval

Chinese President Xi accepted a dinner invitation from President Donald Trump but the US and China do not yet appear on the cusp of a major deal to resolve trade tensions. Meanwhile, Iran said it plans to "sell its oil and break sanctions" imposed by the US, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) is pushing for approval of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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Will trade goals restrict Bolsonaro’s plans to loosen environmental protections?

Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro has been lauded by agribusiness and lambasted by environmentalists, but what impact is he likely to have on the country’s farming sector and lucrative agri-food exports?

Environment and Conservation Agribusiness

RFS land-use petition draws pushback from corn growers

The issue of biofuels and land use continues to be a hot topic when it comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), with a request by environmental groups drawing a harsh response from biofuel backers.

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Coalition of ag, food, other groups press appropriators on ERS, NIFA relocations

More pressure on ag appropriators regarding USDA's plan to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) was brought to bear in a letter from a coalition of 60 food, ag and other groups.

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EU hormone-free beef quota filled in record time as US talks begin

Competition to fill the EU’s high quality beef (HQB) quota remains as intense as ever, with the latest quarterly allocations exhausted in little over three weeks.

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Council Presidency seeks to “step up tempo” of EU-US trade negotiations

The Austrian Presidency of the Council aims to present a negotiating mandate to the Commission in the coming months in order to “step up the tempo” of the trade talks with the United States.

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Production Technology

Enviros try to rally opposition to USDA science nominee

More than 240 anti-pesticide groups are opposing the Trump administration's pick to serve as USDA's chief scientist, arguing the nominee's links to agribusiness and pesticide companies present "serious conflicts of interest" that should not be ignored.

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Funding bill for USDA/FDA still uncertain in lame duck Congress

While the midterms handed control of the House to the Democrats in January, Congress must still wrestle with plenty of items during the lame duck session that include FY 2019 funding for FDA and USDA.

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NCBA weighs in on midterms, agenda going forward

Work to be completed in the lame duck session of the current Congress and an agenda are the focus for the National Cattleman's Beef Association (NCBA) in the wake of the November 6 midterm elections.

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Budget and Financing

Day ahead – November 14, 2018: Pence on US-China trade issues, US-EU trade meeting, October US budget deficit

Vice President Mike Pence commented on the US-China trade war. Meanwhile, US and European Union (EU) trade officials meet today ahead of formal negotiations set for next year and the October US budget deficit topped $100 billion.

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Coalition of ag, food, other groups press appropriators on ERS, NIFA relocations

More pressure on ag appropriators regarding USDA's plan to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) was brought to bear in a letter from a coalition of 60 food, ag and other groups.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EU hormone-free beef quota filled in record time as US talks begin

Competition to fill the EU’s high quality beef (HQB) quota remains as intense as ever, with the latest quarterly allocations exhausted in little over three weeks.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Enviros try to rally opposition to USDA science nominee

More than 240 anti-pesticide groups are opposing the Trump administration's pick to serve as USDA's chief scientist, arguing the nominee's links to agribusiness and pesticide companies present "serious conflicts of interest" that should not be ignored.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

China takes US to task over trade restrictions at WTO meeting

Justification of trade restrictions put in place by the US on the basis of protecting national security drew sharp opposition from China during a meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Council for Trade in Goods.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

NCBA weighs in on midterms, agenda going forward

Work to be completed in the lame duck session of the current Congress and an agenda are the focus for the National Cattleman's Beef Association (NCBA) in the wake of the November 6 midterm elections.

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Politics

Enviros try to rally opposition to USDA science nominee

More than 240 anti-pesticide groups are opposing the Trump administration's pick to serve as USDA's chief scientist, arguing the nominee's links to agribusiness and pesticide companies present "serious conflicts of interest" that should not be ignored.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Day ahead – November 14, 2018: Pence on US-China trade issues, US-EU trade meeting, October US budget deficit

Vice President Mike Pence commented on the US-China trade war. Meanwhile, US and European Union (EU) trade officials meet today ahead of formal negotiations set for next year and the October US budget deficit topped $100 billion.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Coalition of ag, food, other groups press appropriators on ERS, NIFA relocations

More pressure on ag appropriators regarding USDA's plan to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) was brought to bear in a letter from a coalition of 60 food, ag and other groups.

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