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Biotechnology

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USDA rolling on with revamp of biotech crop rule

USDA officials are bullish on the latest proposal to overhaul the department’s regulatory framework for biotech crops, voicing confidence the time is finally ripe for change.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: New Commission’s ‘Green Deal’ plan leaked, FDA says CBD not ‘GRAS’

The new European Commission under President Ursula von der Leyen will start work today (December 2) on fleshing out policies that will shape the EU food and agriculture sector for the next five years.

Environment and Conservation CAP

Technology is transforming crop protection, event hears

By reducing inputs, improving resource management, minimizing land impacts, and lowering costs, precision ag technologies are now increasingly delivering on the promise of sustainability for farmers and their operations, according to speakers at the recent Agribusiness Intelligence Crop Science Forum & Awards 2019.

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Crop Inputs

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Technology is transforming crop protection, event hears

By reducing inputs, improving resource management, minimizing land impacts, and lowering costs, precision ag technologies are now increasingly delivering on the promise of sustainability for farmers and their operations, according to speakers at the recent Agribusiness Intelligence Crop Science Forum & Awards 2019.

Crop Inputs Technology

Mexican Environment Ministry rejects glyphosate imports

The Mexican Minister of the Environment (Semarnat), Víctor Toledo, has this week rejected the import of 1,000 tonnes of glyphosate herbicide, citing the precautionary principle against the active ingredient.

US Agricultural Policy Mexico

5G could help farming and food sectors to tackle key challenges – event

The next generation of mobile broadband could help farmers improve their agricultural practices and enhance transparency across the food supply chain, participants at an event heard.

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Organics

House lawmakers want quick action on organic origin of livestock rule

A bipartisan coalition of five House members is urging the Trump administration to quickly finalize the USDA’s origin of organic livestock rule, calling the regulation “critical for thousands of organic dairy farmers across the country.”

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Unified Agenda: USDA set to finalize GE crop rule revamp and origin of organic livestock definition

USDA says it will finalize a major overhaul of its regulatory regime for genetically engineered crops by April 2020 and a revised definition governing the origin of organic livestock by June 2020, according to the department’s Fall 2019 Unified Agenda.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Farm Bill implementation final rules dominate USDA’s Fall 2019 regulatory agenda

Continued efforts by the Trump administration to streamline regulations and implement the 2018 Farm Bill were detailed in the latest Unified Regulatory Agenda update from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

US Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs
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Precision Agriculture

Set Alert for Precision Agriculture

5G could help farming and food sectors to tackle key challenges – event

The next generation of mobile broadband could help farmers improve their agricultural practices and enhance transparency across the food supply chain, participants at an event heard.

International United Kingdom

Senate bill seeks ag sector representation on FAA drone board

Representatives from the agriculture, forestry sectors and local governments would gain representation on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) under legislation introduced Friday (Nov. 8) by Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), John Thune (R-S.D.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.).

US Agricultural Policy Technology

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).

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