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Environment & Conservation

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USDA to open CRP general signup Dec. 9 as signaled earlier this year

General signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with changes brought by the 2018 Farm Bill will open Dec. 9 and run through Feb. 28, 2020, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced Thursday (Dec. 5), making good on statements from USDA officials earlier this year they would start a general enrollment in December.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

UK parties offer starkly differing policy options as general election looms

It could be argued that, with the UK’s exit from the EU now scheduled less than two months away, the last thing British agribusiness needs at present is more uncertainty about the future course of UK agriculture policy.

Farm Policy & Programs Food Policy

Cargill adopts 2030 supply chain greenhouse gas reduction targets

A new goal of reducing company supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% per ton of product by 2030 compared to 2017 levels, was announced by Cargill as part of its efforts to combat climate change Tuesday (Dec. 3).

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Cattle and dairy industries “will collapse by 2030”, conference hears

The dairy and cattle industries are predicted to collapse by 2030 as animal meat is replaced by cheaper, good quality food made from precision fermentation protein, Informa’s Food Ingredients Europe conference in Paris, France heard today (December 2nd).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

RFA keeps up pressure on EPA in comments on supplemental biofuel plan

Calls for the Trump administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to account for actual biofuel volumes waived by Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) continued as the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) filed its comments on the agency’s supplemental plan to boost biofuels usage.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: New Commission’s ‘Green Deal’ plan leaked, FDA says CBD not ‘GRAS’

The new European Commission under President Ursula von der Leyen will start work today (December 2) on fleshing out policies that will shape the EU food and agriculture sector for the next five years.

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RFA keeps up pressure on EPA in comments on supplemental biofuel plan

Calls for the Trump administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to account for actual biofuel volumes waived by Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) continued as the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) filed its comments on the agency’s supplemental plan to boost biofuels usage.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

EPA makes $4.8 million in funding available to study PFAS in agriculture

Some $4.8 million in funding is being made available by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for research on managing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in rural America and the agricultural sector, the agency has announced.

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Day ahead – Nov. 26, 2019: Ethanol market competition, US-China talks, Pesticide case

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) again determined there is sufficient competition in the US ethanol market. Meanwhile, US and Chinese trade officials held a phone call and agreed to continue discussions aimed at securing a Phase One trade deal and Bayer-owned Monsanto pleaded guilty to storing and using a banned pesticide.

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US Washington week: Congress out, key USDA updates due in holiday week

The House and Senate are out for the week on the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Day ahead – Nov. 22, 2019: US-China talks, Next budget deadline, EPA biofuels plan

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China wants to reach a Phase One trade deal with the US but is not afraid to retaliate if needed. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump signed legislation to keep the government funded through Dec. 20 and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he is awaiting the details of EPA’s final biofuels plan before passing judgment on it.

US Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

Trade, biofuel policy certainty would boost ag sector: FCA chief

The Farm Credit System remains strong and well capitalized, but more trade and biofuel policy certainty is needed to prevent further deterioration in the health of the ag sector, officials from the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) told the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit today (Nov. 19).

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Farm Policy & Programs

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USDA to open CRP general signup Dec. 9 as signaled earlier this year

General signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with changes brought by the 2018 Farm Bill will open Dec. 9 and run through Feb. 28, 2020, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced Thursday (Dec. 5), making good on statements from USDA officials earlier this year they would start a general enrollment in December.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

UK parties offer starkly differing policy options as general election looms

It could be argued that, with the UK’s exit from the EU now scheduled less than two months away, the last thing British agribusiness needs at present is more uncertainty about the future course of UK agriculture policy.

Farm Policy & Programs Food Policy

Day ahead – Dec. 5, 2019: US-China talks, CRP signup, Food prices, E. coli outbreak

China continues to insist that tariffs be lifted as part of any Phase One US-China trade deal. Meanwhile, USDA is expected to announce a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said food prices rose to their highest level in two years in November and an outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce continues to grow.

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Farm Bill

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USDA to open CRP general signup Dec. 9 as signaled earlier this year

General signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with changes brought by the 2018 Farm Bill will open Dec. 9 and run through Feb. 28, 2020, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced Thursday (Dec. 5), making good on statements from USDA officials earlier this year they would start a general enrollment in December.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Day ahead – Dec. 5, 2019: US-China talks, CRP signup, Food prices, E. coli outbreak

China continues to insist that tariffs be lifted as part of any Phase One US-China trade deal. Meanwhile, USDA is expected to announce a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said food prices rose to their highest level in two years in November and an outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce continues to grow.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

USDA tightens work requirements for key food stamp program

A new USDA rule to tighten work requirements for food stamp recipients will “restore the original intent” of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and ensure it is “not a way of life,” USDA Sonny Perdue told reporters on Wednesday (Dec. 4).

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