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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Wojciechowski wins over MEPs, US tariff fall out, JBS under the spotlight

A much-improved performance by Janusz Wojciechowski saw Poland’s EU agriculture Commissioner-designate convince members of the European Parliament’s AGRI committee that he is the right person for the job, following a second hearing last week.

CAP Budget and Financing

Bayer continues to defend glyphosate in cancer lawsuits

Bayer is prepared to use all appeal options in the glyphosate-cancer lawsuits against the company, but would also consider a settlement if that proves to be less costly, a board member has said.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Brazilian, Kenyan and US farm stakeholders decry trade restrictions

Farmers and industry professionals from around the world have discussed US tariff spats and EU trade restrictions at a corporate event in Germany.

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Crop Inputs

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Wojciechowski wins over MEPs, US tariff fall out, JBS under the spotlight

A much-improved performance by Janusz Wojciechowski saw Poland’s EU agriculture Commissioner-designate convince members of the European Parliament’s AGRI committee that he is the right person for the job, following a second hearing last week.

CAP Budget and Financing

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: US-EU trade tensions rise, Wojciechowski fluffs his lines, Bayer admits glyphosate ‘low point’

Following a decision by an independent World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator that the United States can impose retaliatory measures worth $7.5 billion over subsidies provided by the EU to Airbus, the US Trade Representative (USTR) will hit selected European food products with a 25% import duty from October 18.

Biofuels CAP

Bayer continues to defend glyphosate in cancer lawsuits

Bayer is prepared to use all appeal options in the glyphosate-cancer lawsuits against the company, but would also consider a settlement if that proves to be less costly, a board member has said.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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Organics

Day ahead – Oct. 18, 2019: USMCA process, International starch group, Organic program

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) was upbeat about Mexico’s efforts to implement the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Meanwhile, the Corn Refiners Association (CFA) joined counterparts in other countries to form a new international starch group and USDA proposed multiple additions to the organic program's list of allowed and prohibited substances.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Food production is not increasing fast enough to feed the world - report

A new report released today says the world is not increasing agricultural productivity fast enough to sustainably meet the food, feed, fiber, and bioenergy needs of the planet’s population by 2050.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Day ahead – Oct. 9, 2019: US-China trade deal hopes, milk payments & organic news

China has reportedly offered to step up its purchases of US ag goods with an eye on at least a partial deal with the US while payments to US dairy farmers continue to rise and USDA has released recommendations on substances that can and cannot be used in organic operations.

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Precision Agriculture

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Public, private synergies seen boosting ag conservation

Publicly driven conservation efforts like those facilitated by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have yielded strong results, but even greater gains can be achieved through public-private partnerships and privately led ecosystem markets, panelists said during a Farm Foundation Forum event Tuesday (September 24).

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

US ag sector already reducing climate change impacts: Farm Bureau chief economist

As US farmers continue to make progress towards reducing carbon emissions additional public sector ag research funding is needed to support their efforts, American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist John Newton said in a September 4 column.

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

Food and Ag Policy briefing: Pesticides under fire, ASF spreading, energy drinks restricted

Numerous actions to restrict and reduce agrochemical use have played out across the US over the past week.

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