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Budget & Financing

Budget & Financing

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US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, spending and trade all in focus

The Senate is in session this week while the House will return Tuesday from its week-long break.

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More information sought on US farmer aid plan at upcoming WTO ag meeting

Several countries indicated they will seek more information from the US on the $12 billion farmer aid plan deployed by the Trump administration during this week's meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Committee on Agriculture.

US Agricultural Policy Market Support

New WTO figures for EU show policy shifts – and the need for changes

The impact of the policy shifts implemented by the 2013 ‘Ciolos’ CAP reforms are visible in domestic support data recently submitted by the EU to the World Trade Organisation.

WTO Market Support

USDA announces more rural electric infrastructure investments

Another $398.5 million worth of investments to update rural electric infrastructure were announced by USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today (Sept. 19).

US Agricultural Policy USDA

Conaway committed to finishing farm bill, says multiple issues remain unresolved

Multiple issues, not just differences on new work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, remain to be worked out between the House and Senate-passed versions of the farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said in an interview with IEG Policy and another reporter.

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Day ahead – September 18, 2018: Hurricane Florence disaster aid, limited farm bill progress, US-Canada NAFTA talks

Congress is prepared to provide new resources to help US states recover from Hurricane Florence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said. Meanwhile, farm bill talks have made limited progress and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she will come back to Washington this week to continue NAFTA talks.

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Economy & Finance

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Are EU farmers losing the international productivity race?

Agricultural productivity in the European Union is slipping behind productivity gains in other major farm producing and exporting nations, most notably the United States, Brazil and China, according to research by the agro-chemical industry.

Crop Inputs Agribusiness

US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, spending and trade all in focus

The Senate is in session this week while the House will return Tuesday from its week-long break.

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Hurricane Florence ag losses come into view, USDA responds

Ag losses, particularly for poultry and hogs, are coming into view in parts of South and North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence, with USDA announcing a special signup period for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in certain South Carolina counties.

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European Commission reports new 133% increase in soybean imports from US

The European Commission has published the latest figures on EU soybean imports from the United States, showing that the country has surpassed Brazil to become the bloc’s main supplier of the commodity.

Markets Trade Agreements

Day ahead – September 20, 2018: US-Canada NAFTA talks, India pushes China on rapeseed meal imports, Iowa joins WOTUS suit

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer will meet again today for North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. Meanwhile, India is reportedly pushing China to allow imports of Indian rapeseed meal and a judge allowed Iowa to join a suit against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

USDA announces more rural electric infrastructure investments

Another $398.5 million worth of investments to update rural electric infrastructure were announced by USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today (Sept. 19).

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Tax Policy

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Farm Bureau gets behind House Republican effort to make several tax cuts permanent

Support for a House Republican-backed bill, which would make several changes included in last year's tax reform package permanent, was voiced by the American Farm Bureau Federation late last week.

US Agricultural Policy Tax Reform

NFU members updated by ag lawmakers on farm bill, trade at fall fly-in

Updates on trade policy issues and the farm bill currently being reconciled by House and Senate conferees were delivered by lawmakers to 350 members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) in Washington, DC for the groups Fall legislative fly-in.

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Fight against sugar weighs on long-term outlook for world consumption

World sugar consumption is expected to rise in the short term, but demand growth in major markets is likely to slow in the coming years. Consumer concerns over health is one of the factors weighing on the consumption outlook for the sweetener.

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Estate Taxes

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House Republican tax plan has lots of trade offs

The tax reform package presented by House Republicans (HR 1) – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – will be marked by up the House Ways & Means Committee starting November 6, and has provisions that US agricultural and business interests find positive but also some areas they feel are absent from the package.

US Agricultural Policy Tax Reform

US day ahead - September 27, 2017: Tax reform concepts coming today

Attention will be on tax reform framework ideas that are coming from Republican lawmakers on the Hill and from President Donald Trump in an appearance in Indiana. Grain and soybean futures are lower as harvest-related pressure continues to build for corn and soybeans. A proposal to provide aid to cotton producers is moving through the process at USDA and environmental groups are pushing for more focus on conservation compliance.

US Agricultural Policy Tax Reform

Governor to sign Delaware estate tax repeal

Governor to sign Delaware estate tax repeal

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Land Prices

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US Washington week ahead: EPA, farm bill, economy and spending plans

The House has exited Washington for their August recess while the Senate remains at work.

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US financial & news review: Equities drop; biofuel confab said on tap for Tuesday

Losses in tech stocks roiled equity markets to open the week while another biofuels session is said to be on tap for Tuesday while discussions between the US and Germany on several issues were termed "constructive."

US Agricultural Policy Economy and Finance

US financial & news review: Some farmland values rose in 2017 along with import prices

Farmland values in areas of the western Corn Belt rose during 2017 and while prices on imported goods rose, the increase was relatively tame, keeping that as a factor the US central bank will continue to monitor as they decide on the path for interest rates ahead.

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Compliance & Enforcement

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More information sought on US farmer aid plan at upcoming WTO ag meeting

Several countries indicated they will seek more information from the US on the $12 billion farmer aid plan deployed by the Trump administration during this week's meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Committee on Agriculture.

US Agricultural Policy Market Support

New WTO figures for EU show policy shifts – and the need for changes

The impact of the policy shifts implemented by the 2013 ‘Ciolos’ CAP reforms are visible in domestic support data recently submitted by the EU to the World Trade Organisation.

WTO Market Support

“Clear path” towards treaty to protect world’s oceans established

An intergovernmental conference on creating a legal framework to protect the exploitation of the world’s oceans foresees the preparation of a draft treaty during the first quarter of 2019.

 

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