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House Ag Committee clears farm bill on party-line vote

In perhaps one of the shortest farm bill markup sessions on record, the House Agriculture Committee approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) after a highly political and contentions markup session that saw few amendments considered, but much discussion about the underlying legislation.

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Farm Policy and Programs

House Ag Committee clears farm bill on party-line vote

In perhaps one of the shortest farm bill markup sessions on record, the House Agriculture Committee approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) after a highly political and contentions markup session that saw few amendments considered, but much discussion about the underlying legislation.

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Trump administration reviewing China sorghum duties, lashes out at action

Trump administration officials have responded to China announcing preliminary antidumping duties that will be collected on imports of US sorghum, offering sharp criticism of the action.

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US-China trade dispute could benefit EU pigmeat exporters

European Union pork exporters are well placed to benefit from trade tensions between the US and China – potentially giving a welcome boost to farmgate prices in the bloc.

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US financial & news review: Equities mixed as Fed notes concerns on trade front

Equity markets ended mixed to mostly higher as attention on Fed policy and bond yields continued as a focus for traders. The Fed's anecdotal recap of US economic conditions signaled there is a fair amount of concern in some sectors on the trade front while one Fed official sought to downplay worries about the yield curve and another still talked gradual rate hikes ahead.

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ITC finalizes dumping determination for US biodiesel imports from Argentina, Indonesia

Biodiesel imports to the US from Argentina and Indonesia are being sold at less than fair value (LTFV) –dumped – on the US market, resulting in a "material injury" to domestic producers, according to a final determination by the Department of Commerce's International Trade Commission (ITC) issued April 16.

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Trump administration reviewing China sorghum duties, lashes out at action

Trump administration officials have responded to China announcing preliminary antidumping duties that will be collected on imports of US sorghum, offering sharp criticism of the action.

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Environment and Conservation

House Ag Committee clears farm bill on party-line vote

In perhaps one of the shortest farm bill markup sessions on record, the House Agriculture Committee approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) after a highly political and contentions markup session that saw few amendments considered, but much discussion about the underlying legislation.

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House farm bill markup starts as partisan discord continues

Markup of the House version of the next farm bill starts today in the House Agriculture Committee, but the session may be a shorter exercise than these sessions can be.

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More calls for EPA to suspend RFS waivers, list those getting them

Focus on waivers from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements that are typically granted to small refiners continues in Washington, with a broader group of lawmakers calling on the practice to stop and that EPA list the companies how have been given the waivers.

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Energy and Biofuels

ITC finalizes dumping determination for US biodiesel imports from Argentina, Indonesia

Biodiesel imports to the US from Argentina and Indonesia are being sold at less than fair value (LTFV) –dumped – on the US market, resulting in a "material injury" to domestic producers, according to a final determination by the Department of Commerce's International Trade Commission (ITC) issued April 16.

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US financial & news review: Equities up; Japan to let in more US ethanol

Equity markets posted another session of gains as trade worries faded some while ethanol backers hailed a decision by Japan that should boost their buys of US ethanol while Fed officials continued to offer their views on the US economic situation and monetary policy.

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More calls for EPA to suspend RFS waivers, list those getting them

Focus on waivers from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements that are typically granted to small refiners continues in Washington, with a broader group of lawmakers calling on the practice to stop and that EPA list the companies how have been given the waivers.

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Food Policy

House Ag Committee clears farm bill on party-line vote

In perhaps one of the shortest farm bill markup sessions on record, the House Agriculture Committee approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) after a highly political and contentions markup session that saw few amendments considered, but much discussion about the underlying legislation.

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Food must be subject to “new levels of transparency”, says report

Consumer demand for information about the food they eat means that “radical transparency” will shape the future of the industry, from farm to supermarket, over the coming years, a new report predicts.

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GAO report fuels calls for arsenic action level, risk assessment update on rice

A new report is fueling calls for FDA to finalize a two-year-old draft guidance that sets an action level for inorganic arsenic in infant cereal and update an accompanying risk assessment.

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Production Technology

House Ag Committee clears farm bill on party-line vote

In perhaps one of the shortest farm bill markup sessions on record, the House Agriculture Committee approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2) after a highly political and contentions markup session that saw few amendments considered, but much discussion about the underlying legislation.

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Crop protection companies making strides in Africa

Africa is making steady progress towards agricultural transformation. Over the past decade there has been a dramatic change in different countries and various localities. There is a noticeable upward shift in expenditure on agriculture by national governments in African countries.

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Download the US Food Policy Regulatory Outlook 2018 report

What does 2018 hold for US food policy and regulation? A new special report produced for IEG Policy subscribers looks in-depth at the topics likely to dominate the agenda at the USDA and FDA in the coming months.   

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Budget and Financing

US financial & news review: Equities mixed as Fed notes concerns on trade front

Equity markets ended mixed to mostly higher as attention on Fed policy and bond yields continued as a focus for traders. The Fed's anecdotal recap of US economic conditions signaled there is a fair amount of concern in some sectors on the trade front while one Fed official sought to downplay worries about the yield curve and another still talked gradual rate hikes ahead.

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Day ahead – April 18, 2018: Farm bill markup ahead with trade and foreign policy in focus

Farm bill work really gets going today in the House Ag Committee while geopolitics and trade are the other attention points at midweek.

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Brazil ready to challenge EU poultry import restrictions at WTO

Brazil has vowed to challenge EU poultry import curbs at the World Trade Organization (WTO) as Brussels prepares to impose new restrictions on some of the South American country’s largest suppliers.
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Transportation and Infrastructure

Trump administration reviewing China sorghum duties, lashes out at action

Trump administration officials have responded to China announcing preliminary antidumping duties that will be collected on imports of US sorghum, offering sharp criticism of the action.

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US-China trade dispute could benefit EU pigmeat exporters

European Union pork exporters are well placed to benefit from trade tensions between the US and China – potentially giving a welcome boost to farmgate prices in the bloc.

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Timeline: US trade actions & reactions

The dispute between the USA, China and other trading partners has escalated considerably in recent weeks and it is difficult to keep track of all the actions and counter-actions taken.

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Politics

Day ahead – April 18, 2018: Farm bill markup ahead with trade and foreign policy in focus

Farm bill work really gets going today in the House Ag Committee while geopolitics and trade are the other attention points at midweek.

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More calls for EPA to suspend RFS waivers, list those getting them

Focus on waivers from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements that are typically granted to small refiners continues in Washington, with a broader group of lawmakers calling on the practice to stop and that EPA list the companies how have been given the waivers.

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US financial & news review: Equities rise; Trump makes Fed picks & is urged on dairy with Canada

Equity markets opened with gains as geopolitical worries faded while President Donald Trump picked two nominees to serve on the US central bank and the Trump administration took actions against a Chinese firm for lying to the US government. And, a key lawmaker keeps pushing on the Trump administration to push Canada on dairy.

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