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Focus on feed, transportation in effort to keep ASF from reaching US

Feed and transportation have emerged as key pathways for the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), and efforts to prevent the disease from reaching the US continue to focus on those and other issues, panelists said during a Feb. 25 discussion hosted by the Farm Foundation.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Many hemp program changes require congressional action, panel says

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. As USDA and other federal agencies work to implement legalization of industrial hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill, regulatory and data hurdles remain two big factors that must be overcome for the market to mature, panelists said during a session at USDA’s 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Ethanol sector ‘heading in the right direction’ after tough 2019: RFA’s Cooper

The ethanol sector has several reasons for optimism in 2020 as new trade deals and biofuel policy developments out of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provide “momentum” for ethanol demand after a difficult 2019, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper said in an address to the National Ethanol Conference.

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Infrastructure

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Focus on feed, transportation in effort to keep ASF from reaching US

Feed and transportation have emerged as key pathways for the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), and efforts to prevent the disease from reaching the US continue to focus on those and other issues, panelists said during a Feb. 25 discussion hosted by the Farm Foundation.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Ag groups launch sustainability coalition amid increasing focus on climate change

With growing attention on climate change and potential policy responses, a coalition of 21 US ag groups has launched Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF), an initiative aimed at gathering and sharing information on US ag sector environmental efforts with lawmakers, the public and key stakeholders.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Sen. Stabenow praises USDA rule implementing RCPP updates

USDA’s interim final rule implementing Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) changes from the 2018 Farm Bill drew praise from Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), a strong supporter and author of the program.

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BASF contests $250 million punitive damage award in dicamba case

A federal judge will give BASF an opportunity to convince him that the pesticide company should not be liable for any of the $250 million in punitive damages awarded by a federal jury to a Missouri farmer who alleged his peach orchard was severely damaged by dicamba herbicides.

US Agricultural Policy Crop Inputs

USDA’s Johansson: ‘Important’ trade progress made but more needed as 2020 begins

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - While uncertainties exist as 2020 gets underway, there have been gains made on the trade front that set an important stage for US agriculture ahead, according to USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Ag groups launch sustainability coalition amid increasing focus on climate change

With growing attention on climate change and potential policy responses, a coalition of 21 US ag groups has launched Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF), an initiative aimed at gathering and sharing information on US ag sector environmental efforts with lawmakers, the public and key stakeholders.

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