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Day ahead – July 19, 2018: House votes to conference farm bill, RFS waivers discussed at hearing, House ag labor bill

The House Wednesday (July 18) agreed by unanimous consent to send its farm bill to a conference committee to reconcile the measure with the Senate's version. Meanwhile, small refiner waivers were among topics raised at EPA RFS hearing and House Republicans unveiled an ag labor bill.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Agricultural policies still threaten commodity market stability

Government support policies will continue to threaten the stability of global agricultural markets in the coming decade, as while overall levels of support have tended to decline since the turn of the millennium, they remain at levels high enough to stimulate production in the face of potentially over-supplied markets. The only possible exception is dairy.

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Trade war to hit US sorghum exports, mixed impact on Canadian agriculture

China’s introduction of 25% import tariffs on US sorghum last Friday (July 6) will significantly lower its imports of the US grain, according to IEG Policy’s sister title IEG Vantage.

US Agricultural Policy Agribusiness

Day ahead – July 9, 2018: USTR on tariff exclusion process, US ag trade surplus, EPA priorities

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) outlined the exclusion process for new tariffs imposed on Chinese goods. Meanwhile, the US ag trade surplus held steady in May, and Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler discussed agency priorities.

US Agricultural Policy Political

US Washington week ahead: Congress returns with Supreme Court, farm bill in focus

The House and Senate return from their July 4 recess with the next steps on the farm bill likely at hand and President Donald Trump's choice for a Supreme Court opening on tap.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler to be Acting EPA Chief

The exit of Scott Pruitt as administrator of EPA has produced joy and elation from those who have opposed him and merely saw the issues that saw him become a "distraction" to the administration as even more reason that he should exit EPA. And those welcoming words have come from environmentalists and those who back US biofuel policy and abhorred the decisions made by Pruitt to grant waivers of obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Renewable Energy

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EPA chief Pruitt exits as ethics woes reach fever pitch

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned yesterday (July 5), after proving unable to stem a flood of ethics allegations which have dogged his tenure at the agency.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Barrasso unveils Endangered Species Act reforms, conservation groups balk

Major reforms to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) supported by many western ag groups and state agencies were unveiled in a draft bill from Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) July 2.

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

Day ahead – July 2, 2018: Canada deploys tariffs against US, EPA WOTUS proposal, new biofuel report

The Canadian government Friday finalized and implemented C$16.6 billion ($12.6 billion) in tariffs on US products. Meanwhile, EPA released a proposed rule with the intent of further clarifying the situation relative to the Waters of the US (WOTUS) regulation and also released a report on biofuels and the environment.

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Conventional Energy

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EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler to be Acting EPA Chief

The exit of Scott Pruitt as administrator of EPA has produced joy and elation from those who have opposed him and merely saw the issues that saw him become a "distraction" to the administration as even more reason that he should exit EPA. And those welcoming words have come from environmentalists and those who back US biofuel policy and abhorred the decisions made by Pruitt to grant waivers of obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Day ahead – July 6, 2018: US-China trade war begins, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

The US-China trade war kicked off in earnest as billions of dollars' worth of tariffs took effect. Meanwhile, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned amid mounting ethics scandals.

US Agricultural Policy China

EPA chief Pruitt exits as ethics woes reach fever pitch

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned yesterday (July 5), after proving unable to stem a flood of ethics allegations which have dogged his tenure at the agency.

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