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Environment & Conservation

Environment & Conservation

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Big possible shifts coming for CRP

While much attention is focused on commodity and nutrition programs in developing a new farm bill, the House Ag Committee appears poised to pursue some significant changes to the venerable Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

US financial market & news review: Equities retreat, disaster help & WOTUS

Financial markets: US equity market finished lower, with the Dow unable to push its winning streak to six sessions on selling in shares of several sectors.

US Agricultural Policy Economy and Finance

EU and Gates Foundation provide €500 million to support agricultural research

The European Union and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged to assign more than €500 million to agricultural research and innovation over the next three years (2018-2020), launching a major collaboration effort between the world’s largest development donor and the main private philanthropic organisation to combat climate change in developing countries. 

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Meat likely to be taxed instead of subsidised in future, says report

The latest warning that meat could be taxed to tackle climate change was made this week in a report to investors holding $4 trillion of assets.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Is this a CAP reform to tackle the ‘three Bs’: Bureaucracy, Budget and Brexit?

The EU is poised to take a historic and decisive step away from an agriculture policy which is ‘common’ - at least in the way that this term has been understood since the Common Agricultural Policy’s inception in the 1960s.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Senate panel clears climate science foe for environmental post

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee cleared the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to serve on the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) by a vote of 11-10. Her nomination now heads to the Senate floor for a final vote.
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EPA

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Farmdoc Daily: RFS small refinery exemption

Following are highlights of an item released by Farmdoc Daily about the Renewable Fuel Standard's (RFS) small refinery exemption, authored by Jonathan Coppess and Scott Irwin:
US Agricultural Policy EPA

White House biofuels meeting to take place amid record ethanol output

The White House meeting Thursday on the future of corn ethanol, Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is taking place against a backdrop of record ethanol production.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

EPA's Pruitt hints at possibly expanding conventional ethanol mandate

Increased US ethanol production could translate into a higher mark for conventional ethanol under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) than the current 15 billion gallon level, according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Report signals Trump to meet with petroleum interests on biofuels

President Donald Trump has agreed to meet and discuss US biofuels policy with the US refining industry and lawmakers related to those interests, according to a report by Reuters.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

EPA poised to meet RFS deadline but may irk several

Final 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) levels for biofuels and 2019 biodiesel requirements expected to be announced today are seen including 15 billion gallons for conventional ethanol, a slight uptick in advanced biofuels compared to proposed levels and a steady 2.1-billion-gallon mark for biomass-based biodiesel in 2019, according to contacts relative to what is expected to come from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

EPA rejects requests to change point of obligation for RFS

Requests to change the point of obligation away from refiners to show compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) have been rejected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels
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Farm Policy & Programs

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Farmdoc Daily: Declining cost of production and farm policy

Following are highlights of an item released by Farmdoc Daily about the declining cost of production and farm policy, authored by Carl Zulauf, Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess and Gary Schnitkey:

US Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Big possible shifts coming for CRP

While much attention is focused on commodity and nutrition programs in developing a new farm bill, the House Ag Committee appears poised to pursue some significant changes to the venerable Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

USDA Radio Newsline: December 14, 2017

USDA radio items on the global wheat market, Canada's wheat crop, use of corn for ethanol, food safety and inspection, the 2017 ag census and retail food prices.

US Agricultural Policy USDA
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Farm Bill

Set Alert for Farm Bill

Big possible shifts coming for CRP

While much attention is focused on commodity and nutrition programs in developing a new farm bill, the House Ag Committee appears poised to pursue some significant changes to the venerable Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

USDA Radio Newsline: December 13, 2017

USDA radio items on Perdue discussing state SNAP flexibility, safeguards for American agriculture, the House Ag Committee farm bill website, the US cotton outlook, soybean oil use for biodiesel and the weather outlook.
US Agricultural Policy USDA

Perdue talks trade, NAFTA, Farm Bill and regulatory reform

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue touched on the importance of trade for U.S. agriculture, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the upcoming Farm Bill and regulatory reform during a Tuesday (Dec. 12) speech at the National Press Club.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy
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