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Day ahead – November 19, 2018: Grassley shifts to Senate Finance, Smithfield, US ag trade aid, China barley probe

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has decided to move to chair the Senate Finance Committee in the next Congress. Meanwhile, Smithfield Foods cancelled a sale of pork under USDA's trade aid package and China launched an anti-dumping investigation into barley imported from Australia.

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Day ahead – November 16, 2018: Hatch on tax extenders, USDA notes pork trade impacts, Trump to visit California

Several expired tax incentives seem likely to get renewed during the lame-duck session, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Thursday. Meanwhile, USDA said hog producers continue to be impacted by tariffs from both China and Mexico, and President Donald Trump will visit California to meet with people impacted by deadly wildfires.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Farm Bureau details priorities for Congress in lame duck session

Policy priorities for the lame duck session of Congress cover more than just the farm bill, according to the head of the largest US farmer organization.

US Agricultural Policy Political

Will trade goals restrict Bolsonaro’s plans to loosen environmental protections?

Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro has been lauded by agribusiness and lambasted by environmentalists, but what impact is he likely to have on the country’s farming sector and lucrative agri-food exports?

Environment and Conservation Agribusiness

RFS land-use petition draws pushback from corn growers

The issue of biofuels and land use continues to be a hot topic when it comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), with a request by environmental groups drawing a harsh response from biofuel backers.

US Agricultural Policy EPA

Day ahead – November 1, 2018: EPA sends RFS plan to OMB, Kudlow weighs in on US-China trade situation, China moves to bolster rural economy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent its final proposed 2019 biofuel and 2020 biodiesel levels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Meanwhile, National Economic Council (NEC) head Larry Kudlow discussed the US-China trade situation and China's central bank continues to focus on moves designed to bolster its rural economy.

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Renewable Energy

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Day ahead – November 19, 2018: Grassley shifts to Senate Finance, Smithfield, US ag trade aid, China barley probe

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has decided to move to chair the Senate Finance Committee in the next Congress. Meanwhile, Smithfield Foods cancelled a sale of pork under USDA's trade aid package and China launched an anti-dumping investigation into barley imported from Australia.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Day ahead – November 16, 2018: Hatch on tax extenders, USDA notes pork trade impacts, Trump to visit California

Several expired tax incentives seem likely to get renewed during the lame-duck session, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Thursday. Meanwhile, USDA said hog producers continue to be impacted by tariffs from both China and Mexico, and President Donald Trump will visit California to meet with people impacted by deadly wildfires.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Farm Bureau details priorities for Congress in lame duck session

Policy priorities for the lame duck session of Congress cover more than just the farm bill, according to the head of the largest US farmer organization.

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Conventional Energy

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Day ahead – November 5, 2018: Xi accepts Trump dinner invitation, Iran vows to defy sanctions, API urges USMCA approval

Chinese President Xi accepted a dinner invitation from President Donald Trump but the US and China do not yet appear on the cusp of a major deal to resolve trade tensions. Meanwhile, Iran said it plans to "sell its oil and break sanctions" imposed by the US, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) is pushing for approval of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Will trade goals restrict Bolsonaro’s plans to loosen environmental protections?

Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro has been lauded by agribusiness and lambasted by environmentalists, but what impact is he likely to have on the country’s farming sector and lucrative agri-food exports?

Environment and Conservation Agribusiness

Biofuels sector is ‘falling behind’ on blockchain potential

Businesses in the biodiesel and ethanol sector appear to be "falling behind" in their exploration of blockchain as a potential tool for unlocking a wider range of funding sources, improved supply chain management and new retail applications.

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