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US Washington week ahead: Thanksgiving week ahead

The House and Senate are on their Thanksgiving break, returning the week of November 26.
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Podcast: Food and drink levies - public health and climate solution, or 'stealth tax'?

The topic of taxing certain food and drink products to change consumer behaviour has become one of the most hotly-contested debates in public health policy around the globe 
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Chinese pigmeat production in danger as ASF crisis deepens

China’s ongoing battle against African Swine Fever (ASF) took a serious turn for the worse this week as the disease reached Sichuan province – the country’s top pig producing region - and was then detected for the first time in wild boar.

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Nutrition Programmes

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Funding bill for USDA/FDA still uncertain in lame duck Congress

While the midterms handed control of the House to the Democrats in January, Congress must still wrestle with plenty of items during the lame duck session that include FY 2019 funding for FDA and USDA.

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Day ahead – October 24, 2018: Grassley talks E15 timeline, farm bill prospects, Trump suggests he may tap Wheeler as permanent EPA admin

EPA should speed up its timeline for allowing year-round sales of E15 fuel, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) argued Tuesday. Grassley was also downbeat on prospects for passage of a new farm bill this year, citing disagreements over SNAP and other issues. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump suggested he may nominate acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to permanently head the agency.

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Dairy, conservation & renewable fuels part of Trump regulatory agenda inventory

Continued efforts by the Trump administration to streamline regulations, many with direct and indirect implications for US ag, were detailed in the latest Unified Regulatory Agenda update from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

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Food Safety & Standards

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Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan

Russia is once again blocking the movement of US chicken meat to Kazakhstan in a move that could put fresh strains on relations within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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USDA, FDA to jointly regulate cell-cultured meat

USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Friday (Nov. 16) no new legislation is needed to make it work.

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Podcast: Food and drink levies - public health and climate solution, or 'stealth tax'?

The topic of taxing certain food and drink products to change consumer behaviour has become one of the most hotly-contested debates in public health policy around the globe 
Food Policy Environment and Conservation
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