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EPA WOTUS replacement draws praise from ag groups, scorn from environmentalists

A reworked Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule that scales back the number of waterways and wetlands falling under federal Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction was unveiled today by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Ag groups reacted positively to the development, while environmental groups vowed to challenge the move in court.

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AFBF 2020 priorities include hemp, conservation measures and more trade aid

Policies related to ag labor reform and conservation compliance, support for another round of trade aid and more flexibility for THC levels in hemp were among the priorities adopted by delegates at the 2020 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention.

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Day ahead – Jan. 23, 2020: USMCA update, WOTUS release tipped, cell-based fundraising round

US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) implementing legislation is officially headed to President Donald Trump’s desk after being signed by Senate Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Meanwhile, reports suggest EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler may unveil an updated Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule today and Memphis Meats announced the results of its cell-based funding round.

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Day ahead – Jan. 22, 2020: China tariff cuts, WOTUS wait, sustainable proteins

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published tariff cuts linked to the US-China Phase One deal in the Federal Register. Meanwhile, the wait on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule continues and Tyson Foods launches a new sustainability coalition focused on proteins.

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Farmers eye Trump admin regulatory efforts, new trade deals, biofuel moves: AFBF’s VanderWal

AUSTIN, TEXAS. Ag sector attention remains on trade, biofuel policy, environmental regulations and other key topics despite recent progress on many ag-related issues, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Vice President Scott VanderWal said during a media briefing on the sidelines of AFBF’s 2020 Convention and Trade Show.

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2020 focus to remain on trade, including Phase One deal, Perdue tells convention

AUSTIN, TEXAS - After a difficult year in 2019 due to trade turmoil and natural disasters, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue told attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention that 2020 should bring more stability for the US ag sector. He said the focus going forward will be on enforcement of the Phase One US-China trade deal, ongoing regulatory reform initiatives, and continued implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill.

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EPA WOTUS replacement draws praise from ag groups, scorn from environmentalists

A reworked Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule that scales back the number of waterways and wetlands falling under federal Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction was unveiled today by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Ag groups reacted positively to the development, while environmental groups vowed to challenge the move in court.

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Day ahead – Jan. 23, 2020: USMCA update, WOTUS release tipped, cell-based fundraising round

US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) implementing legislation is officially headed to President Donald Trump’s desk after being signed by Senate Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Meanwhile, reports suggest EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler may unveil an updated Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule today and Memphis Meats announced the results of its cell-based funding round.

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Day ahead – Jan. 22, 2020: China tariff cuts, WOTUS wait, sustainable proteins

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published tariff cuts linked to the US-China Phase One deal in the Federal Register. Meanwhile, the wait on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule continues and Tyson Foods launches a new sustainability coalition focused on proteins.

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Farmers eye Trump admin regulatory efforts, new trade deals, biofuel moves: AFBF’s VanderWal

AUSTIN, TEXAS. Ag sector attention remains on trade, biofuel policy, environmental regulations and other key topics despite recent progress on many ag-related issues, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Vice President Scott VanderWal said during a media briefing on the sidelines of AFBF’s 2020 Convention and Trade Show.

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2020 focus to remain on trade, including Phase One deal, Perdue tells convention

AUSTIN, TEXAS - After a difficult year in 2019 due to trade turmoil and natural disasters, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue told attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention that 2020 should bring more stability for the US ag sector. He said the focus going forward will be on enforcement of the Phase One US-China trade deal, ongoing regulatory reform initiatives, and continued implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Trump touts trade wins, regulatory reforms at AFBF convention

AUSTIN, TEXAS - President Donald Trump said new trade deals – the Phase One US-China agreement and the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – and regulatory reforms including a reworked Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule underscore how his administration has “been fighting for the American farmer,” in a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention Sunday (Jan 19).

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EPA WOTUS replacement draws praise from ag groups, scorn from environmentalists

A reworked Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule that scales back the number of waterways and wetlands falling under federal Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction was unveiled today by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Ag groups reacted positively to the development, while environmental groups vowed to challenge the move in court.

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US tariffs on Spanish olives could be lowered after court ruling

A court ruling could force US authorities to lift some of the tariffs imposed on black olives from Spain, an exporters’ association has said.

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AFBF 2020 priorities include hemp, conservation measures and more trade aid

Policies related to ag labor reform and conservation compliance, support for another round of trade aid and more flexibility for THC levels in hemp were among the priorities adopted by delegates at the 2020 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention.

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FDA urged to act on CBD to provide certainty for industry and consumers

Hemp growers and product makers are desperate for FDA to clear a path for use of CBD in foods and supplements and still see the issue as the major hurdle facing the industry, the top US lawyer for Canopy Growth said this week during a Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) webinar.

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Kentucky to stick with existing hemp plan for 2020

Kentucky will continue to operate its current hemp program and won't adjust its regulations to comply with USDA's interim hemp production rule for the 2020 growing season. 

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2020 focus to remain on trade, including Phase One deal, Perdue tells convention

AUSTIN, TEXAS - After a difficult year in 2019 due to trade turmoil and natural disasters, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue told attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention that 2020 should bring more stability for the US ag sector. He said the focus going forward will be on enforcement of the Phase One US-China trade deal, ongoing regulatory reform initiatives, and continued implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill.

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