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Spain considering taking US olive case to WTO

Spain has insisted that the provision of national aid to the country’s black olives sector is not distorting free market competition, as claimed by the US, and is fully compatible with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

European Food Law Europe

Podcast: CAP Reform & Farm Bill progress

Proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy have been submitted by the European Commission, while the new US Farm Bill is making its way through the Legislative Branch, meaning it is a significant time for the farming sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Day ahead – July 18, 2018: House farm bill action today, Congress may act on Trump tariffs, tariffs effects on US agriculture

The House is scheduled to vote this afternoon to go to conference with the Senate on their respective farm bills. Meanwhile, Sen. Orrin Hatch signaled he may back of legislation to rein in presidential authority on tariffs and the effect of President Donald Trump's new tariffs on US agricultural producers is the topic of a House panel hearing today (July 18).

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Nutrition Programmes

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US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, trade & US economy in focus

The next step in the farm bill process is expected to unfold this week as trade policy remains an attention point and could be meshed with testimony this week on US monetary policy and the US economy.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Day ahead – July 13, 2018: House farm bill action next week, Mnuchin on US-China trade tensions, Chinese trade data

The House is expected to vote on a motion to proceed to conference on the farm bill next week, according to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas). Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told lawmakers he does not think the US is in a trade war with China yet, and China's trade surplus with the US reached a new record high in June.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Ag groups praise Senate farm bill passage but critical of Grassley amendment

Major US ag groups praised the Senate's passage of its version of the farm bill as a step in the right direction towards enacting the new five-year set of farm policies, and pointed out policy measures they hope will be included in the final legislation.

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Food Safety & Standards

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Palm oil body reinstates Nestle's membership

Swiss food and drinks giant Nestlé's membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been reinstated after the company submitted a new action plan.

International European Food Law

Ag producers detail tariff hardships at House Ways and Means hearing

Economic hardship caused by new tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump and retaliatory tariffs then put in place by trade partners were detailed by multiple agricultural producers and an economist during a House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade hearing Wednesday (July 18).

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Monsanto rebuffs cancer claims in glyphosate lawsuit

Monsanto is undaunted by a federal judge's decision to allow lawsuits brought by cancer victims to proceed, highlighting comments by the court that suggest the plaintiffs will struggle to prove claims that exposure to glyphosate caused their illnesses.

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