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US financial & news review: Equities drop; biofuel confab said on tap for Tuesday

Losses in tech stocks roiled equity markets to open the week while another biofuels session is said to be on tap for Tuesday while discussions between the US and Germany on several issues were termed "constructive."

US Agricultural Policy Economy and Finance

Commerce outlines exemption guidelines on steel, aluminum import duties

Excluding products from the import tariffs announced on steel and aluminum into the US is possible under a series of procedures outlined by the US Department of Commerce (DOC).

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Mexican presidential election dominated by trade wars; but agriculture a high priority

Agriculture is already high on the political agenda for the hotly-contested Mexican presidential election on July 1.

Trade Disputes Farm Policy & Programs

Day ahead – March 19, 2018: FY 2018 spending, steel & aluminum import duty exemptions

The details of the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 spending plan are expected to come tonight while the Commerce Department has released the guidelines for those seeking exemptions from the import duties on steel and aluminum.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

US financial & news review: Equites post weekly losses with a big Fed focus ahead

US equities posted either slim or modest gains to close out a week where trade fears ruled. US debt has risen to a new plateau and the focus on next week is on the Fed and a relatively light economic calendar.

US Agricultural Policy Economy and Finance

Day ahead – March 16, 2018: House farm bill snag and 199A fix odds rising

The House farm bill process has reached a potential stumbling block as concerns over nutrition program provisions are roiling panel Democrats. Odds are again rising that the Section 199A issue will be dealt with soon and another shakeup in the Trump administration is coming as attention continues on US steel and aluminum import duties that kick in next week.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Perdue, Pruitt, Ross address biofuels during Senate Commerce session on infrastructure

Biofuels issues were addressed by Trump administration cabinet secretaries from USDA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Commerce Department during testimony at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on infrastructure March 14.
US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

USDA Secretary Perdue discusses ag infrastructure needs at Senate Commerce panel hearing

Robust transportation infrastructure is key to bringing US farm products to market efficiently, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue told the Senate Commerce Committee in prepared remarks for a hearing on the topic "Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Administration Perspectives."

US Agricultural Policy USDA

Podcast: Developments in the global crop protection market

The crop protection sector is dealing with a number of challenges including a rapidly changing regulatory environment, the consolidation of the industry through high profile mergers, and stagnant sales around the world after a period of rapid growth.

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