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Australia's border guards uncover ASF in travellers' meat products

Biosecurity checks on 152 meat products at entrance points into Australia found six which were contaminated with African Swine Fever (ASF).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

OUTLOOK 2019: Host of issues ahead for the US biofuel industry

The annual release by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of final levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) usually puts to rest issues that the energy sector has to focus on until those requirements start being readied for the following year. But 2019 will see a host of biofuels issues potentially come to a head.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Soybean tariff dampens freight markets

Although China's 25% tariff on imports of US soybean has been in effect since July, the consequences emerged at the start of the fourth quarter, according to shipping analyst BIMCO.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes
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Infrastructure

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Indian government adopts policy to boost farm exports

India’s Union government has approved a policy to boost exports of farm commodities, including improving infrastructure, trade minister Suresh Prabhu has confirmed.

Farm Policy & Programs Infrastructure

Data sharing in food and agriculture can 'increase yields and income by 30%'

Sharing information along the food production and supply chain can increase yields and incomes by between 10% and 30%, a global organisation dedicated to data sharing has said.

International European Agricultural Policy

China takes US to task over trade restrictions at WTO meeting

Justification of trade restrictions put in place by the US on the basis of protecting national security drew sharp opposition from China during a meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Council for Trade in Goods.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy
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Agribusiness

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Shutdown could stall rule to allow year-round use of E15 fuel

The government shutdown could delay the Trump administration's effort to approve year-round sales of gasoline with higher ethanol blends, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Wednesday.
US Agricultural Policy Agribusiness

NPPC pushes back on report critical of meat consumption

Objections to a new report from the Lancet medical journal that called for reduced consumption of meat, dairy and eggs for health and environmental reasons was voiced by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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