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Feds seize 1 million pounds of pork from China at Newark port

Roughly 1 million pounds of pork from China were seized by US Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agents at the port of Newark, thwarting an attempt to smuggle the products into the US in more than 50 shipping containers, officials announced Friday in Elizabeth, NJ.

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Day ahead – March 14, 2019: Trump remarks on US-China talks

President Donald Trump said US-China talks are going well but that he is "in no rush" to reach a deal. Meanwhile, new legislation would expand the definition of farm commodities that are exempt from certain trucking rules and Chinese chicken production is set to rise.

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Ag, biofuel groups laud EPA E15 proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule to allow year-round sales of E15 (15% ethanol/85% gasoline) and reform Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits is drawing praise from ag and biofuels groups.

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Infrastructure

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Day ahead – February 5, 2019: State of the Union message ahead as biofuel backers sue EPA

President Donald Trump will be on the Hill tonight as he delivers the State of the Union message to a joint session of Congress. Biofuels interests are taking legal issue with EPA over their operation of the Renewable Fuel Standard and there are some nominee choices made by the White House.

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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.

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Jury finds Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide likely caused cancer

Exposure to Bayer-owned Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkiller was likely a substantial factor in causing a California man to develop cancer, a federal jury concluded on Tuesday (March 19).
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EPA considering Monsanto request to allow spraying of dicamba on corn

EPA has received a request from Bayer-owned Monsanto to allow dicamba to be sprayed on corn that has been genetically engineered to resist the potent herbicide.

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Brazil’s agriculture minister to follow US trade talks with China trip

Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina will follow up this week’s trip to Washington with a visit to China in the first week of May, where she will attempt to secure authorization for more meat plants to export to the Asian country among other things. 

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