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Farmers' union leader urges maintenance of high UK food standards

The UK’s food standards must be the benchmark for any future UK trade deal - and a Trade and Standards Commission should be created to ensure that food that does not meet UK regulations cannot be imported into Britain.

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Day ahead – Feb. 25, 2020: Small refiner exemptions, Unilever food additive petition, ag labor

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received two more small refinery exemption (SRE) requests, agency data show. Meanwhile, Unilever filed a petition with FDA to allow for the use of potassium iodate in salt and the National Potato Council (NPC) will hold a press conference Wednesday (Feb. 26) to push for ag labor legislation.

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Chinese animal products face widespread import restrictions over Covid-19

As Covid-19 continues to spread in more countries, the impact between China and its trading partners is growing. According to the China Chamber of Commerce of I/E of Foodstuffs, Native Products and Animal By-Products (CFNA), a long list of countries has introduced new rules on imports of China’s agri products. These include Azerbaijan, Egypt, Pakistan, Germany, Russia, Georgia, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Cameroon, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Turkey, Armenia, Italy, India, Indonesia and Jordan.

 

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Local food programs present opportunities for farmers, House panel told

Local food systems including farmers markets and other direct sales present a major opportunity to farmers, and USDA programs continue to help producers better leverage the growing market for locally grown foods, witnesses said during a hearing before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research.

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USDA FY 2020 spending plan trims overall budget vs FY 2019

The USDA component of the “minibus” appropriations package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 ups discretionary spending for the agency, but the overall level is lower than the agency received for FY 2019.

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Day ahead – Dec. 10, 2019: USMCA deal at hand; USDA nutrition nominee and a farm group retiree

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) appears headed toward the conclusion that most hoped for – an agreement to allow US ratification of the deal to move ahead. This comes as the White House made a key USDA nutrition nomination and a long-serving farm group leader is calling it quits.

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Food Safety & Standards

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USTR, USDA detail China’s progress on Phase One deal implementation

China has taken several steps toward implementation of the Phase One US-China trade deal, including steps to lift restrictions on several US products like potatoes, dairy and feed additives, according to an update released by  US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue today (Feb. 25).

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USDA served with lawsuit challenging poultry line speed waivers

Animal rights advocates filed suit Tuesday (Feb. 25) challenging USDA’s 2018 decision to allow poultry plants to boost line speeds by some 25%, alleging federal officials failed to follow federal law and ignored concerns about the impacts on animal welfare, worker safety, and public health.

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Farmers' union leader urges maintenance of high UK food standards

The UK’s food standards must be the benchmark for any future UK trade deal - and a Trade and Standards Commission should be created to ensure that food that does not meet UK regulations cannot be imported into Britain.

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