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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

Day ahead – July 18, 2018: House farm bill action today, Congress may act on Trump tariffs, tariffs effects on US agriculture

The House is scheduled to vote this afternoon to go to conference with the Senate on their respective farm bills. Meanwhile, Sen. Orrin Hatch signaled he may back of legislation to rein in presidential authority on tariffs and the effect of President Donald Trump's new tariffs on US agricultural producers is the topic of a House panel hearing today (July 18).

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

US offers proposal eyeing tariff reductions, expanded market access at WTO ag meeting

A proposal stressing the need for further tariff reductions and greater market access to advance agricultural trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) was offered by the US at a July 16 special session of WTO's Committee on Agriculture.

US Agricultural Policy WTO

Monsanto rebuffs cancer claims in glyphosate lawsuit

Monsanto is undaunted by a federal judge's decision to allow lawsuits brought by cancer victims to proceed, highlighting comments by the court that suggest the plaintiffs will struggle to prove claims that exposure to glyphosate caused their illnesses.

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Farm Bill

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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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Crop Insurance

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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

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

USDA announces funds for producers affected by 2017 wildfires, hurricanes

Nearly $2 billion in funding has been made available by USDA to assist agricultural producers affected by 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, the department announced Monday (July 16).
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Market Support

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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

US offers proposal eyeing tariff reductions, expanded market access at WTO ag meeting

A proposal stressing the need for further tariff reductions and greater market access to advance agricultural trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) was offered by the US at a July 16 special session of WTO's Committee on Agriculture.

US Agricultural Policy WTO

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
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Rural Development

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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

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.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

IEG Policy’s June Top 10: US food safety reorganisation, new CAP proposals, WTO tariffs

A proposal to move US food safety programs from the FDA to the USDA took many in the food and drink sector by surprise in June, while the European Commission unveiled its plans for a new post-Brexit Common Agricultural Policy.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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Animal Health & Welfare

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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

Day ahead – July 18, 2018: House farm bill action today, Congress may act on Trump tariffs, tariffs effects on US agriculture

The House is scheduled to vote this afternoon to go to conference with the Senate on their respective farm bills. Meanwhile, Sen. Orrin Hatch signaled he may back of legislation to rein in presidential authority on tariffs and the effect of President Donald Trump's new tariffs on US agricultural producers is the topic of a House panel hearing today (July 18).

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

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
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Farm Incomes

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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

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

Fed's Powell warns agriculture could suffer if tariffs in place for extended period

Current US trade policy actions and responses from foreign countries are continuing as a point of debate, with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reluctantly dragged into the discussion this week.

US Agricultural Policy Federal Reserve
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