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US Agriculture Policy

Farm Policy and Programs

US Washington week ahead: USDA Outlook Forum, trade key issues ahead

The House and Senate are out for the Presidents' Day holiday this week.

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EU will cut soybean imports if US imposes tariffs on cars, Juncker warns

The European Commission has warned US President Donald Trump that the bloc will step back on its commitment to buy more American soybeans if he introduces punitive tariffs on EU cars.

EU United States

US again questions India's WTO domestic support notifications

More questions about India's World Trade Organization (WTO) notifications for domestic support for agricultural products are being raised by the US and Canada.

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Trade Policy

Day ahead – February 20, 2019: Trump remarks on China talks, China signals need for soybean imports, Washington government offices closed

President Donald Trump signaled he may be open to delaying a tariff hike deadline China as talks continue. Meanwhile, Chinese officials said soybean imports will be needed even with efforts to boost domestic output and US federal government offices in Washington are closed today due to a winter storm.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Trade tensions weighing on global trade growth: WTO

Escalating trade tensions are a key factor that is producing a slowing of global trade growth, according to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Day ahead – February 19, 2019: Trump tweets on trade, Commerce delivers auto imports report, More pressure to lift US metals tariffs on Canada, Mexico

President Trump tweeted over the weekend about progress made on his trade policy agenda. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department delivered a report on its investigation into auto imports to the White House and pressure on the US to lift metals tariffs on Canada and Mexico continues.

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Environment and Conservation

California bill would incentivize schools to offer meat- and dairy-free options

A new bill introduced in California is seeking to make it easier for schools to offer plant-based meals and drinks to the state’s six million schoolchildren.

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Glyphosate exposure raises risk of developing rare cancer by 41%, US study claims

A study published by the University of Washington has concluded that people with the highest exposure to glyphosate could be at greater risk of getting a rare cancer.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Global organic area attains a record high in 2017

The global organic area reached an all-time high in 2017 with nearly 70 million hectares of farmland devoted to this type of agriculture, new research has found.

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Energy and Biofuels

EU will cut soybean imports if US imposes tariffs on cars, Juncker warns

The European Commission has warned US President Donald Trump that the bloc will step back on its commitment to buy more American soybeans if he introduces punitive tariffs on EU cars.

EU United States

Study finds ethanol made big contribution US economy in 2018

Ethanol production and use contributed nearly $46 billion to US gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018 and supported hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to a new study conducted for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Farm-state lawmakers keep beating the drum for biodiesel tax credit

The biodiesel tax credit that lapsed at the end of 2017 needs to be extended – both retroactively and for several years ahead, a group of farm-state lawmakers is urging House leadership.

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Food Policy

EU will cut soybean imports if US imposes tariffs on cars, Juncker warns

The European Commission has warned US President Donald Trump that the bloc will step back on its commitment to buy more American soybeans if he introduces punitive tariffs on EU cars.

EU United States

California bill would incentivize schools to offer meat- and dairy-free options

A new bill introduced in California is seeking to make it easier for schools to offer plant-based meals and drinks to the state’s six million schoolchildren.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Glyphosate exposure raises risk of developing rare cancer by 41%, US study claims

A study published by the University of Washington has concluded that people with the highest exposure to glyphosate could be at greater risk of getting a rare cancer.

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Production Technology

Senate approves pesticide funding bill

The Senate last week approved bipartisan legislation to reauthorize a key pesticide funding law widely supported by a broad and unique coalition of industry stakeholders, state officials, environmentalists and farmworker advocates.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Glyphosate exposure raises risk of developing rare cancer by 41%, US study claims

A study published by the University of Washington has concluded that people with the highest exposure to glyphosate could be at greater risk of getting a rare cancer.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

USDA, FDA would report plan to regulate cell-based meat plan this spring under spending bill

Lawmakers are looking to set a tight deadline for FDA and USDA to hash out a formal strategy for joint regulation of cell-cultured meats, a move likely driven by an anxious meat industry eager to hand USDA the lead.

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Budget and Financing

Day ahead – February 20, 2019: Trump remarks on China talks, China signals need for soybean imports, Washington government offices closed

President Donald Trump signaled he may be open to delaying a tariff hike deadline China as talks continue. Meanwhile, Chinese officials said soybean imports will be needed even with efforts to boost domestic output and US federal government offices in Washington are closed today due to a winter storm.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Day ahead – February 19, 2019: Trump tweets on trade, Commerce delivers auto imports report, More pressure to lift US metals tariffs on Canada, Mexico

President Trump tweeted over the weekend about progress made on his trade policy agenda. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department delivered a report on its investigation into auto imports to the White House and pressure on the US to lift metals tariffs on Canada and Mexico continues.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

US Washington week ahead: USDA Outlook Forum, trade key issues ahead

The House and Senate are out for the Presidents' Day holiday this week.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Senate approves pesticide funding bill

The Senate last week approved bipartisan legislation to reauthorize a key pesticide funding law widely supported by a broad and unique coalition of industry stakeholders, state officials, environmentalists and farmworker advocates.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Glyphosate exposure raises risk of developing rare cancer by 41%, US study claims

A study published by the University of Washington has concluded that people with the highest exposure to glyphosate could be at greater risk of getting a rare cancer.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Food and Ag Policy briefing: Animal transport concerns, food fraud appeal and subsidies queried

The European Parliament passed a Resolution last week looking to strengthen existing legislation surrounding the transportation of farm animals whilst a Green MEP called for caution surrounding the EU's approach to cell-cultured meat.
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Politics

Day ahead – February 19, 2019: Trump tweets on trade, Commerce delivers auto imports report, More pressure to lift US metals tariffs on Canada, Mexico

President Trump tweeted over the weekend about progress made on his trade policy agenda. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department delivered a report on its investigation into auto imports to the White House and pressure on the US to lift metals tariffs on Canada and Mexico continues.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EU will cut soybean imports if US imposes tariffs on cars, Juncker warns

The European Commission has warned US President Donald Trump that the bloc will step back on its commitment to buy more American soybeans if he introduces punitive tariffs on EU cars.

EU United States

Day ahead – February 15, 2019: Trump to sign budget package, More US-China trade talks next week, Auto tariffs report headed to Trump

President Donald Trump will sign the spending package approved by the House and Senate, avoiding another government shutdown. Meanwhile, more trade talks between the US and China are on tap for next week and the US Department of Commerce is set to deliver a report on auto tariffs to Trump.

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