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No requested cost-benefit analysis on ERS, NIFA changes in USDA budget

A cost-benefit analysis has not yet been provided by USDA relative to their proposal to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside of Washington, DC, but Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget plans say that analysis will be coming.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

WTO ag working groups remain focused on domestic ag supports

Domestic support issues drew the most interest in an initial round of World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture (COA) working group sessions.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

OECD-EUIPO report says 6.8% of EU imports fake

A staggering 6.8% of goods imported into the EU are counterfeit, up from 5% in 2013, according to a joint report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

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Nutrition Programmes

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House panel shows appetite for changes to school meal rules

A House subcommittee on Tuesday waded into the debate over the effectiveness of school meal requirements and child nutrition programs, voicing bipartisan support for streamlined oversight and regulation but otherwise struggling to find agreement.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Democrats, ag groups slam FY 2020 USDA budget request

Reactions to USDA's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget request varied, with Democratic lawmakers and some ag groups voicing opposition and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue defending the proposal.

US Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

Ag spending again targeted for big cuts in Trump FY 2020 budget

Large cuts for USDA and other federal agencies were once again floated by the Trump administration in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposal released today (March 11), but most of the spending reductions are unlikely to gain much traction in Congress – especially now that Democrats control the House.

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Food Safety & Standards

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Strawberries again top EWG's 'Dirty Dozen' list

For the fourth year running, strawberries top the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) "Dirty Dozen" list of produce with the most pesticide residues.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Brazil to implement US wheat TRQ, allow US pork imports

Trade-related commitments between the US and Brazil for US pork and wheat were announced following a meeting between President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the White House today (March 19).

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Brazil’s agriculture minister to follow US trade talks with China trip

Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina will follow up this week’s trip to Washington with a visit to China in the first week of May, where she will attempt to secure authorization for more meat plants to export to the Asian country among other things. 

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