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Day ahead – August 16, 2019: Weekend could be key in US-China situation

Developments this weekend could prove pivotal for the trajectory of the US-China trade situation. Meanwhile, a Chicago Fed survey revealed a drop in farmland values and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided new guidance to help food companies comply with nutrition labeling changes.

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US farm lobby defends agricultural practices in discussion about UK trade deal

The head of the American Farm Bureau Federation has defended controversial agricultural practices in the US amid concerns that the UK might have to adopt them to secure a trade deal post-Brexit.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Seventh Asian country reports outbreak of ASF

Asia’s problems with African Swine Fever worsened on Wednesday (August 14) as Myanmar confirmed its first case of the disease.

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USDA keen to overhaul food stamp eligibility

More than 3 million Americans could lose access to federal food aid under a Trump administration plan to revise eligibility requirements for the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Grain groups share recommendations for grain servings as DGAC meets this week

With the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) slated to meet this week, a coalition of farm to table grain groups has forwarded recommendations that include, at a minimum, maintaining the consumption recommendations for traditional grains, consider increasing whole grain servings and steering clear of adding pulses and legumes to the grain category.

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UN FAO chief renews call for healthy, locally produced food to tackle obesity epidemic

Nations should be encouraging the taxation of unhealthy foods and improvements to food labelling to boost the consumption of healthy, locally produced food, outgoing chief of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, has said.

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Food Safety & Standards

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EU biotech policies still scorned by the US

The European Union's (EU) recent approval of several ag biotech products is a positive development, but regulatory delays and bans imposed by individual member states remain major concerns, the US said in statement at the August 15 World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

California moves ahead with plan to ban chlorpyrifos

California environmental officials have taken the next step towards imposing a statewide ban on banning chlorpyrifos, sending notices on Wednesday (Aug. 13) to registrants that their product registrations will be cancelled because of concerns about the public health risks from the widely-used insecticide.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

US farm lobby defends agricultural practices in discussion about UK trade deal

The head of the American Farm Bureau Federation has defended controversial agricultural practices in the US amid concerns that the UK might have to adopt them to secure a trade deal post-Brexit.

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