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Cargill adopts 2030 supply chain greenhouse gas reduction targets

A new goal of reducing company supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% per ton of product by 2030 compared to 2017 levels, was announced by Cargill as part of its efforts to combat climate change Tuesday (Dec. 3).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

WTO rejects EU stance in Airbus case as US tariffs loom

Claims of compliance by the European Union (EU) in an earlier World Trade Organization (WTO) decision faulting subsidies EU member states provide aircraft manufacturer Airbus were rejected Dec. 2 by a compliance panel, with the US poised to impose billions in new tariffs in the dispute.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

RFA keeps up pressure on EPA in comments on supplemental biofuel plan

Calls for the Trump administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to account for actual biofuel volumes waived by Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) continued as the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) filed its comments on the agency’s supplemental plan to boost biofuels usage.

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Infrastructure

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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

Trade MEPs agree to more US beef imports amid WTO dispute

Trade MEPs agreed to allow more US hormone-free beef into the EU market while also calling for an end to Trump’s bureaucratic blockade of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) dispute settlement system.

EU US States

Trade policy, competition key factors in US grain, oilseed exports: ERS report

US grain and oilseed exports are likely to face rising competition in the global marketplace over the next decade, while US-China trade developments will also color the export outlook, according to a report by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

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Agribusiness

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Ag labor bill clears House but path forward uncertain at best

An ag labor reform bill authored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) cleared the House Wednesday (Dec. 11), but without changes, it likely faces an uphill climb towards passage in the Senate and lacks the support of many conservatives and one major US ag group.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

USMCA breakthrough draws praise, calls for swift passage

News that the US, Mexico and Canada reached an agreement on changes to the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) acceptable to House Democrats drew positive reactions from US ag and food groups, administration trade officials and key lawmakers.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EU approves ban on chlorpyrifos

The EU is on the brink of banning chlorpyrifos after concluding the risks of neurological harm from the widely used insecticide warrant pulling all products from the market.

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