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US ag groups eye final push to pass farm bill

The focus of major US ag groups remains on securing passage of a new five-year bill, with lawmakers awaiting final Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scoring of the House-Senate conference agreement ahead of consideration of the bill on the floor of both chambers.

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Bayer posts 300 glyphosate safety study summaries online in transparency move

Bayer Crop Science has announced it is making 300 study summaries on the controversial herbicide glyphosate available online as part of the company’s “Transparency Initiative”.

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US ag groups eye final push to pass farm bill

The focus of major US ag groups remains on securing passage of a new five-year bill, with lawmakers awaiting final Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scoring of the House-Senate conference agreement ahead of consideration of the bill on the floor of both chambers.

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Indian government adopts policy to boost farm exports

India’s Union government has approved a policy to boost exports of farm commodities, including improving infrastructure, trade minister Suresh Prabhu has confirmed.

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Day ahead – December 7, 2018: Intellectual property and US-China talks, Congress clears stop-gap spending bill, WOTUS replacement expected

US concerns over Chinese treatment of intellectual property rights are expected to feature highly in US-China trade talks, US national security adviser John Bolton said. Meanwhile, the House and Senate cleared a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government open through December 21 and expectations are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon move forward with a replacement for the Obama-era Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.

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US ag groups eye final push to pass farm bill

The focus of major US ag groups remains on securing passage of a new five-year bill, with lawmakers awaiting final Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scoring of the House-Senate conference agreement ahead of consideration of the bill on the floor of both chambers.

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Day ahead – December 7, 2018: Intellectual property and US-China talks, Congress clears stop-gap spending bill, WOTUS replacement expected

US concerns over Chinese treatment of intellectual property rights are expected to feature highly in US-China trade talks, US national security adviser John Bolton said. Meanwhile, the House and Senate cleared a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government open through December 21 and expectations are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon move forward with a replacement for the Obama-era Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.

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Bayer posts 300 glyphosate safety study summaries online in transparency move

Bayer Crop Science has announced it is making 300 study summaries on the controversial herbicide glyphosate available online as part of the company’s “Transparency Initiative”.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Data sharing in food and agriculture can 'increase yields and income by 30%'

Sharing information along the food production and supply chain can increase yields and incomes by between 10% and 30%, a global organisation dedicated to data sharing has said.

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Day ahead – December 7, 2018: Intellectual property and US-China talks, Congress clears stop-gap spending bill, WOTUS replacement expected

US concerns over Chinese treatment of intellectual property rights are expected to feature highly in US-China trade talks, US national security adviser John Bolton said. Meanwhile, the House and Senate cleared a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government open through December 21 and expectations are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon move forward with a replacement for the Obama-era Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.

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Day ahead – December 5, 2018: Federal government offices closed, Senate action on nominees, China on US-China trade talks

Federal government offices are closed today as part of a day of mourning declared following the passing of former President George HW Bush. Meanwhile, the Senate Ag committee is set to vote today on two USDA nominees and China issued a statement on the results of the Argentine meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Perdue says US-China trade prospects 'promising' but details needed

Purchases of US ag products by China and reinvigorated talks to resolve the ongoing trade war between the two nations were welcomed by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, but he cautioned details of the trade truce are still being worked out.

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Food Policy

Bayer posts 300 glyphosate safety study summaries online in transparency move

Bayer Crop Science has announced it is making 300 study summaries on the controversial herbicide glyphosate available online as part of the company’s “Transparency Initiative”.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

US ag groups eye final push to pass farm bill

The focus of major US ag groups remains on securing passage of a new five-year bill, with lawmakers awaiting final Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scoring of the House-Senate conference agreement ahead of consideration of the bill on the floor of both chambers.

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Worker safety advocates question USDA analysis of hog slaughter rule

Worker safety advocates are criticizing USDA's analysis of the impacts of increasing line speeds at hog slaughter plants, suggesting it downplays the dangers posed to workers.

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Production Technology

Bayer posts 300 glyphosate safety study summaries online in transparency move

Bayer Crop Science has announced it is making 300 study summaries on the controversial herbicide glyphosate available online as part of the company’s “Transparency Initiative”.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Data sharing in food and agriculture can 'increase yields and income by 30%'

Sharing information along the food production and supply chain can increase yields and incomes by between 10% and 30%, a global organisation dedicated to data sharing has said.

International European Agricultural Policy

Brashears approved for food safety post by Senate Agriculture Committee

Mindy Brashears, the long-delayed nominee for USDA's food safety post, and the two other nominees – Scott Hutchins and Naomi Earp – were approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee on late Wednesday (Dec. 5) afternoon.

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Budget and Financing

Day ahead – December 7, 2018: Intellectual property and US-China talks, Congress clears stop-gap spending bill, WOTUS replacement expected

US concerns over Chinese treatment of intellectual property rights are expected to feature highly in US-China trade talks, US national security adviser John Bolton said. Meanwhile, the House and Senate cleared a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government open through December 21 and expectations are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon move forward with a replacement for the Obama-era Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.

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US ag groups eye final push to pass farm bill

The focus of major US ag groups remains on securing passage of a new five-year bill, with lawmakers awaiting final Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scoring of the House-Senate conference agreement ahead of consideration of the bill on the floor of both chambers.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Bayer posts 300 glyphosate safety study summaries online in transparency move

Bayer Crop Science has announced it is making 300 study summaries on the controversial herbicide glyphosate available online as part of the company’s “Transparency Initiative”.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Indian government adopts policy to boost farm exports

India’s Union government has approved a policy to boost exports of farm commodities, including improving infrastructure, trade minister Suresh Prabhu has confirmed.

Farm Policy & Programs Infrastructure

US beef gains access to Moroccan market

Morocco has agreed to lift its ban on US beef and beef products, giving American suppliers their first chance to profit from a free trade agreement between the two countries.

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Politics

Day ahead – December 7, 2018: Intellectual property and US-China talks, Congress clears stop-gap spending bill, WOTUS replacement expected

US concerns over Chinese treatment of intellectual property rights are expected to feature highly in US-China trade talks, US national security adviser John Bolton said. Meanwhile, the House and Senate cleared a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government open through December 21 and expectations are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon move forward with a replacement for the Obama-era Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

US ag groups eye final push to pass farm bill

The focus of major US ag groups remains on securing passage of a new five-year bill, with lawmakers awaiting final Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scoring of the House-Senate conference agreement ahead of consideration of the bill on the floor of both chambers.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Indian government adopts policy to boost farm exports

India’s Union government has approved a policy to boost exports of farm commodities, including improving infrastructure, trade minister Suresh Prabhu has confirmed.

Farm Policy & Programs Infrastructure
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