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Biotechnology

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Dairy, grain groups hail USMCA, but outline shortfalls

Mostly positive impacts are expected for US grain and dairy stakeholders should the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) take effect, the top groups representing both industries said in testimony before the US International Trade Commission (USITC) November 15.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Funding bill for USDA/FDA still uncertain in lame duck Congress

While the midterms handed control of the House to the Democrats in January, Congress must still wrestle with plenty of items during the lame duck session that include FY 2019 funding for FDA and USDA.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

NCBA weighs in on midterms, agenda going forward

Work to be completed in the lame duck session of the current Congress and an agenda are the focus for the National Cattleman's Beef Association (NCBA) in the wake of the November 6 midterm elections.

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Crop Inputs

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California judge advances glyphosate cancer case

A California judge has agreed to expedite a trial for two plaintiffs who allege they both developed cancer because of exposure to Bayer-owned Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicides.

US Agricultural Policy Crop Inputs

California recommends new limits on chlorpyrifos use

California's pesticide agency is recommending local officials adopt new interim restrictions on use of chlorpyrifos while it considers a plan to impose permanent limits on the widely used insecticide. 

US Agricultural Policy Agribusiness

Groups press court to rule on challenge of dicamba registration

Environmentalists have hit back at Bayer-owned Monsanto's bid to dismiss a lawsuit challenging EPA's approval of its dicamba herbicide, contesting the company's suggestion that the agency's renewed registration makes the original complaint moot.

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Organics

Organic group seeks ideas for industry promotion program

Ideas for the design and implementation of a new, "check-off like" program are being sought by the Organic Trade Organization (OTA).

US Agricultural Policy Organics

Organic Center hails new French study linking organic food consumption to lower risk of cancer

Organic advocates in the United States are calling attention the results of a new, large-scale French study which has linked consumption of organic foods to lower cancer risk.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Dairy, conservation & renewable fuels part of Trump regulatory agenda inventory

Continued efforts by the Trump administration to streamline regulations, many with direct and indirect implications for US ag, were detailed in the latest Unified Regulatory Agenda update from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

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Precision Agriculture

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Precision farming start-up shares free agricultural data for 43 countries

An agri-technology company has launched an interactive digital map with information about 19 crop types on more than 57 million fields across Europe and the United States.

Precision Agriculture Europe

Growth in Asia's protein consumption "could cause dramatic environmental damage"

Population growth and rising incomes across Asia will drive a 78% increase in meat and seafood consumption by 2050, according to a new report.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

World’s soils need improvement to boost food production, says FAO

About one third of the Earth’s soil is degraded and its’ improvement is essential to boost food production to prevent hunger and malnutrition, the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.

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