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USDA seeks comments on child nutrition program rules

USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is soliciting public comments on the meal patterns and nutrition standards used to determine federal reimbursement for participants in USDA's child nutrition programs.
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Perdue talks trade, NAFTA, Farm Bill and regulatory reform

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue touched on the importance of trade for U.S. agriculture, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the upcoming Farm Bill and regulatory reform during a Tuesday (Dec. 12) speech at the National Press Club.

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Meat likely to be taxed instead of subsidised in future, says report

The latest warning that meat could be taxed to tackle climate change was made this week in a report to investors holding $4 trillion of assets.

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USDA seeks comments on child nutrition program rules

USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is soliciting public comments on the meal patterns and nutrition standards used to determine federal reimbursement for participants in USDA's child nutrition programs.
US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Are we poised for a 2019 farm bill?

While tax reform is the main focus for Washington, ag interests continue to monitor progress on a new US farm bill. And more and more sources are starting to express concern that the process may end up seeing what is hoped to be the 2018 farm bill slip into 2019 or beyond.

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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.

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Trump to slash more regulations in 2018

President Donald Trump said his regulatory reform directives have resulted in the canceling or delaying of more than 1,500 regulations during the first 11 months of his term, and he plans to deliver much more in 2018.

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EU Commission to present new draft rules on pesticide approvals

Upon reauthorising glyphosate for the next five years, the European Commission has also adopted a communication committing it to put forward legislation in the spring to increase transparency, quality and independence of the approval of substances. 
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FDA charts first decrease in antimicrobial sales for food animals

A new report found sales of medically important antibiotics used in food animals dropped for the first time by 14% from 2015 to 2016. While advocates pointed to the dip as a sign of progress, especially in the chicken industry, the Animal Health Institute (AHI) said sales trends are “no predictors of public health impact.”

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