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Environment & Conservation

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NPPC pushes back on report critical of meat consumption

Objections to a new report from the Lancet medical journal that called for reduced consumption of meat, dairy and eggs for health and environmental reasons was voiced by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

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Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.

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EPA nominee grilled over shutdown, climate change

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler faced sharp criticism on Wednesday (Jan. 16) from Democrats upset with his policies and with the decision by Republicans to proceed with his confirmation hearing while much of EPA is closed due to the partial government shutdown.

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EPA chief pumps up WOTUS proposal

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Wednesday touted the benefits of the administration's plan to redefine the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA), telling members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that the proposed rule would provide the "regulatory certainty" needed by stakeholders without undermining environmental protections.

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Day ahead – January 16, 2019: Wheeler confirmation hearing, Fed report due, China selling old corn stocks

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing today on the nomination of Andy Wheeler to serve as permanent EPA administrator – he currently holds the position on an acting basis. Meanwhile, the Fed is set to release its Beige Book report and China is expected to sell off the remainder of its old corn stocks this year.

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French Court cancels approval for Roundup Pro 360

The French Administrative Court in Lyon has cancelled the approval for Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Pro 360 (glyphosate).
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EPA

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EPA nominee grilled over shutdown, climate change

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler faced sharp criticism on Wednesday (Jan. 16) from Democrats upset with his policies and with the decision by Republicans to proceed with his confirmation hearing while much of EPA is closed due to the partial government shutdown.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EPA chief pumps up WOTUS proposal

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Wednesday touted the benefits of the administration's plan to redefine the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA), telling members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that the proposed rule would provide the "regulatory certainty" needed by stakeholders without undermining environmental protections.

US Agricultural Policy Compliance and Enforcement

Day ahead – January 16, 2019: Wheeler confirmation hearing, Fed report due, China selling old corn stocks

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing today on the nomination of Andy Wheeler to serve as permanent EPA administrator – he currently holds the position on an acting basis. Meanwhile, the Fed is set to release its Beige Book report and China is expected to sell off the remainder of its old corn stocks this year.

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Enviros urge Senate to delay hearing on EPA nominee

Environmentalists are pressuring Senate Republican leaders to postpone a confirmation hearing for acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler until the partial government shutdown has been resolved.

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Trump focuses on familiar themes in speech to Farm Bureau convention

Administration moves on trade, tax reform and regulation were touted by President Donald Trump, who also spent considerable time addressing the topic of border security in speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans Monday (January 14).

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Court uproots challenge of Monsanto's dicamba herbicide

A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging EPA's 2016 approval of Bayer-owned Monsanto's dicamba herbicide, agreeing with the company that the complaint is moot because of a new registration issued by the agency last October.

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Farm Policy & Programs

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NPPC pushes back on report critical of meat consumption

Objections to a new report from the Lancet medical journal that called for reduced consumption of meat, dairy and eggs for health and environmental reasons was voiced by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

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USDA petitioned to ban hydroponics from using the organic seal

USDA’s decision to allow hydroponic produce to use the organic label has been a disappointing one for some farmers, and now the Center for Food Safety (CFS) has petitioned the agency to stop “soil-less” producers from using the organic seal.

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Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.

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Farm Bill

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USDA announces temporary reopening of some FSA offices

Some Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily to "perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers," amid the ongoing partial government shutdown, USDA announced.

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Trump focuses on familiar themes in speech to Farm Bureau convention

Administration moves on trade, tax reform and regulation were touted by President Donald Trump, who also spent considerable time addressing the topic of border security in speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans Monday (January 14).

US Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

State ag officials urge end to the shutdown

State agriculture officials are urging the Trump administration and Congress to strike a deal to re-open the government, warning that the partial shutdown is having "immediate and cascading effects" on farmers and ranchers.

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