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EPA's Wheeler talks of more certainty for farmers on environment, RFS, but offers few specifics

More "certainty" was the buzzword for acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in his visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Monday (August 13), but he offered few specific details on how to deliver that, particularly on the issue of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Day ahead – August 14, 2018: EPA's Wheeler remarks on WOTUS, primary elections, Chinese firm seeks pork export shift

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says a new  proposed waters of the US (WOTUS) rule is coming in the next 60 days. Meanwhile, primary elections are taking place today in four states and China's WH Group said it expects to boost US pork exports to Japan, South Korea & Mexico to avoid impacts from US-China trade fight.

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Patterns in US family farm household income vary across farm types: ERS

While the median income among farm households in 2015 exceeded that of US households at large, the Economic Research Service (ERS) found large differences in income distribution and sources across farms of different sizes.

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Farm bill debate neglects nutrition title, say three former USDA secretaries

In light of the heated debate over whether to impose new work requirements on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, three former USDA secretaries said a more important issue has been largely neglected in discussion of the farm bill's nutrition title – improving diet quality for recipients.

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Day ahead – August 14, 2018: EPA's Wheeler remarks on WOTUS, primary elections, Chinese firm seeks pork export shift

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says a new  proposed waters of the US (WOTUS) rule is coming in the next 60 days. Meanwhile, primary elections are taking place today in four states and China's WH Group said it expects to boost US pork exports to Japan, South Korea & Mexico to avoid impacts from US-China trade fight.

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Day ahead – August 13, 2018: US-Mexico NAFTA talks continue, US-Japan trade policy talks, pressure on Congress to pass farm bill

The US and Mexico are continuing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA 2.0) talks. Meanwhile, US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and his Japanese counterpart pledged in talks late last week to expand bilateral trade and pressure continues to mount on Congress to finalize a new farm bill before the November elections.

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US Washington week ahead: Senate returns with NAFTA 2.0 talks still in focus

The Senate returns this week from their abbreviated August break while the House does not return until September.

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Environment and Conservation

EPA's Wheeler talks of more certainty for farmers on environment, RFS, but offers few specifics

More "certainty" was the buzzword for acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in his visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Monday (August 13), but he offered few specific details on how to deliver that, particularly on the issue of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Day ahead – August 14, 2018: EPA's Wheeler remarks on WOTUS, primary elections, Chinese firm seeks pork export shift

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says a new  proposed waters of the US (WOTUS) rule is coming in the next 60 days. Meanwhile, primary elections are taking place today in four states and China's WH Group said it expects to boost US pork exports to Japan, South Korea & Mexico to avoid impacts from US-China trade fight.

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Europe’s concerns over glyphosate heightened by US ruling

A ruling by a US court that found Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkiller caused a school groundsman’s cancer has triggered the German government and retailers in the UK to consider action to restrict the controversial active substance.

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Energy and Biofuels

EPA's Wheeler talks of more certainty for farmers on environment, RFS, but offers few specifics

More "certainty" was the buzzword for acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in his visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Monday (August 13), but he offered few specific details on how to deliver that, particularly on the issue of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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USDA ramps up rural infrastructure, announces $345.5 million in power grid projects

Efforts to update rural infrastructure by USDA are ramping up, with the department announcing $345.5 million in investments to improve the rural electricity grid, spread across 20 projects in 14 states.

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Lawmakers focus on small refiner waivers, E15 in session with EPA chief

Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) issues including small refiner waivers that EPA has granted and the potential for year-round sales of E15 were two key issues that lawmakers focused on in a Senate hearing with the acting chief of EPA.

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Farm bill debate neglects nutrition title, say three former USDA secretaries

In light of the heated debate over whether to impose new work requirements on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, three former USDA secretaries said a more important issue has been largely neglected in discussion of the farm bill's nutrition title – improving diet quality for recipients.

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USDA's ERS finds food safety trends on produce farms, FSMA compliance costs

A new survey from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) shows that larger fruit and vegetable growers have consistently adopted food safety practices at higher rates than smaller growers prior to implementation of FDA’s produce rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Europe’s concerns over glyphosate heightened by US ruling

A ruling by a US court that found Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkiller caused a school groundsman’s cancer has triggered the German government and retailers in the UK to consider action to restrict the controversial active substance.

Europe North America
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Production Technology

Europe’s concerns over glyphosate heightened by US ruling

A ruling by a US court that found Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkiller caused a school groundsman’s cancer has triggered the German government and retailers in the UK to consider action to restrict the controversial active substance.

Europe North America

US jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million in glyphosate cancer trial

A jury at US Superior Court of California in San Francisco has found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged that the company's glyphosate-based herbicides, including Roundup, caused him cancer.
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Court orders EPA to ban chlorpyrifos

A federal court handed a huge win to environmentalists Thursday (Aug. 9) when it ordered EPA to revoke all food tolerances and cancel all registrations for chlorpyrifos within 60 days.

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Budget and Financing

EPA's Wheeler talks of more certainty for farmers on environment, RFS, but offers few specifics

More "certainty" was the buzzword for acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in his visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Monday (August 13), but he offered few specific details on how to deliver that, particularly on the issue of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Day ahead – August 14, 2018: EPA's Wheeler remarks on WOTUS, primary elections, Chinese firm seeks pork export shift

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says a new  proposed waters of the US (WOTUS) rule is coming in the next 60 days. Meanwhile, primary elections are taking place today in four states and China's WH Group said it expects to boost US pork exports to Japan, South Korea & Mexico to avoid impacts from US-China trade fight.

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Patterns in US family farm household income vary across farm types: ERS

While the median income among farm households in 2015 exceeded that of US households at large, the Economic Research Service (ERS) found large differences in income distribution and sources across farms of different sizes.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

EPA's Wheeler talks of more certainty for farmers on environment, RFS, but offers few specifics

More "certainty" was the buzzword for acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in his visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Monday (August 13), but he offered few specific details on how to deliver that, particularly on the issue of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

US Agricultural Policy EPA

Patterns in US family farm household income vary across farm types: ERS

While the median income among farm households in 2015 exceeded that of US households at large, the Economic Research Service (ERS) found large differences in income distribution and sources across farms of different sizes.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Incomes

Europe’s concerns over glyphosate heightened by US ruling

A ruling by a US court that found Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkiller caused a school groundsman’s cancer has triggered the German government and retailers in the UK to consider action to restrict the controversial active substance.

Europe North America
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Politics

EPA's Wheeler talks of more certainty for farmers on environment, RFS, but offers few specifics

More "certainty" was the buzzword for acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in his visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Monday (August 13), but he offered few specific details on how to deliver that, particularly on the issue of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

US Agricultural Policy EPA

Day ahead – August 14, 2018: EPA's Wheeler remarks on WOTUS, primary elections, Chinese firm seeks pork export shift

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says a new  proposed waters of the US (WOTUS) rule is coming in the next 60 days. Meanwhile, primary elections are taking place today in four states and China's WH Group said it expects to boost US pork exports to Japan, South Korea & Mexico to avoid impacts from US-China trade fight.

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Farm bill debate neglects nutrition title, say three former USDA secretaries

In light of the heated debate over whether to impose new work requirements on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, three former USDA secretaries said a more important issue has been largely neglected in discussion of the farm bill's nutrition title – improving diet quality for recipients.

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