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Environment & Conservation

Environment & Conservation

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Palm oil body reinstates Nestle's membership

Swiss food and drinks giant Nestlé's membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been reinstated after the company submitted a new action plan.

International European Food Law

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

Podcast: CAP Reform & Farm Bill progress

Proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy have been submitted by the European Commission, while the new US Farm Bill is making its way through the Legislative Branch, meaning it is a significant time for the farming sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

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.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

As farm support increases, China seeks agricultural reform: WTO report

With overall support for agriculture in China increasing steadily in recent years, the sector is embarking on complex structural reform to be more environmentally friendly, market oriented, and to develop extended value chains, the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Policy Review report for the country says.

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EPA

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Court considers chlorpyrifos dispute

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held final arguments Monday (July 9) in a dispute over the legality of the Trump administration's decision to abandon an EPA plan to ban the organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

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

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).

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

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.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EPA proposal targets WOTUS repeal

A proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released late last week seeks to clarify the agency's intent to repeal the Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule, a regulation widely derided by ag groups and whose repeal forms a major part of President Donald Trump's deregulatory agenda.

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation
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Farm Policy & Programs

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Ag producers detail tariff hardships at House Ways and Means hearing

Economic hardship caused by new tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump and retaliatory tariffs then put in place by trade partners were detailed by multiple agricultural producers and an economist during a House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade hearing Wednesday (July 18).

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Experts urge push to convince consumers of gene editing benefits

Gene editing offers great potential for improving food production but consumer acceptance is critical and remains the key challenge for proponents of agricultural biotechnology, according to an expert panel convened by an agribusiness policy group.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Podcast: CAP Reform & Farm Bill progress

Proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy have been submitted by the European Commission, while the new US Farm Bill is making its way through the Legislative Branch, meaning it is a significant time for the farming sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy
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Farm Bill

Set Alert for Farm Bill

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

Ag producers detail tariff hardships at House Ways and Means hearing

Economic hardship caused by new tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump and retaliatory tariffs then put in place by trade partners were detailed by multiple agricultural producers and an economist during a House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade hearing Wednesday (July 18).

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Podcast: CAP Reform & Farm Bill progress

Proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy have been submitted by the European Commission, while the new US Farm Bill is making its way through the Legislative Branch, meaning it is a significant time for the farming sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy
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