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Transportation

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Trump, Pruitt pressed on E15, RFS waivers ahead of White House meeting

The seventh meeting and what some say will be the last White House meeting on biofuel policy was held today (May 8). Ahead of the event, retailers, agriculture and other groups sent letters directed to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and President Donald Trump presenting their opposing views on year-round E15 sales.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Day ahead – May 7, 2018: US-China trade dialogue, Tyson Foods' earnings miss, NAFTA talks to resume

The US and China said last week they would continue their trade dialogue after initial talks failed to resolve "significant disagreements." Meanwhile, Tyson Foods missed quarterly earnings expectations on higher transportation costs and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 2.0 talks are set to resume this week.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

US ag imports continue their historic run

While the value of US ag exports posted a sharp rise in March, the value of ag imports also rose and continues on a record-breaking pace.

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Infrastructure

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US Washington week ahead: NAFTA 2.0, Spending RFS, farm bill and China talks key

The House and Senate return with a focus on Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 spending, while NAFTA 2.0 negotiators get together again as the House vote count process gets underway in their version of the farm bill and another biofuels policy meeting is on tap.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Environmental issues threaten growth in world food production

At current rates, the amount of food produced globally will only feed approximately half the world population by the middle of this century. But can agricultural systems rise to the challenge and boost output to the necessary levels?

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

USDA's Perdue joins other cabinet secretaries on infrastructure permitting MOU

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue joined fellow cabinet secretaries in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing to follow President Donald Trump's One Federal Decision (OFD) framework intended to streamline environmental reviews and permitting for major infrastructure projects.

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Agribusiness

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USDA's McKinney to lead ag trade mission to Southern China

An agricultural trade mission to the Southern Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen led by USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney is set to take place May 21-25.
US Agricultural Policy FAS

US, China talks in focus as week winds down

US and Chinese officials will meet starting today (May 17) for a second round of trade talks, with this round in Washington. But the session is occurring with an interesting backdrop of drama on the US side.

US Agricultural Policy China

Tyson to pay $850 million for poultry rendering business

Tyson Foods has agreed to buy the poultry rendering and blending assets of American Proteins and AMPRO Products in a deal worth around $850 million.
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