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Calendar of key events and reports: October 16-22, 2017

The latest round of NAFTA 2.0 talks continue early this week with the Senate back in Washington while the House is out until the week of October 23. US-Japan economic discussions take place this week in Washington with the Commerce Department set to issue their preliminary take on antidumping duty investigations regarding biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia.

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UN FAO: Global food prices up in September vs August

Global food prices rose slightly in September, averaging 178.4 which is up 0.8 percent from August and 4.3 percent from year-ago, according to the US Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index.

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China suspends application of new health certificates on food imports

China has agreed to delay the implementation of controversial new food import rules by two years, following criticisms by its major trading partners that the rules were unfair and would disrupt trade.

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Nutrition Programmes

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US day ahead - September 14, 2017: China data sparks fresh worries

Fresh worries about China's economy are putting downward pressure on equity markets, starting in Asia and rippling through Europe. Grain and soybean futures are higher as demand continues to support soybeans and wheat is gaining on a focus on southern hemisphere prospects.

US Agricultural Policy Economy and Finance

ERS: Household Incomes, Child Food Security

ERS: Household Incomes, Child Food Security

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Politics and Elections News Briefs: July 26, 2017

Politics and Elections News Briefs: July 26, 2017

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Food Safety & Standards

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Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

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Paraguay closes in on U.S. beef market access

Paraguay says it expects to be able to export fresh beef to the U.S. within about six months after clearing a key hurdle in the approval process.
US Food Policy Trade Agreements

Perdue discusses WTO quota issue, future agri-food trade with UK MPs

US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has met with British MPs to discuss post-Brexit UK-US agri-food trade and reaching an agreement on Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

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