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USDA adds Vietnam, Cambodia to list of ASF-affected regions

Vietnam and Cambodia were added to the list of regions where African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed, following detection of the disease in both countries' pork herds earlier this year, according to notices from USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) dated August 8 and published today (August 14) in the Federal Register.

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Day ahead – August 13, 2019: Trump presses Japan to buy more US farm goods

President Donald Trump has reportedly asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to purchase more US farm products. Meanwhile, USDA released several key market moving reports yesterday (August 12) and there is speculation the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could begin enforcing new food import regulations soon.

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Cargill’s canola-based aquafeed cleared for US cultivation

A canola-based alternative to omega-3 fish oil developed by Cargill for use in aquafeed has been approved for cultivation in the US.

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AFGE reaches deal with USDA to temper impact of ERS, NIFA relocations

Provisions aimed at reducing the impacts for Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) employees selected for relocation from Washington, DC, to the Kansas City area were secured in an agreement between USDA and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE).

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Day ahead – August 12, 2019: Attention on USDA updates

Key USDA reports will garner attention today with some of the first numbers on prevented planting being one focus. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued 31 small refiner exemptions (SREs) for the 2018 compliance year and the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) is looking to review testing and method standards for cannabis at its meeting next month in Denver.

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US Washington week: USDA data, economic updates and trade keys ahead

The House and Senate are on recess, with both returning September 9. Gun control will be one of the topics when lawmakers come back in September along with finding a way to keep the government open beyond the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 that ends September 30.

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Day ahead – August 15, 2019: China threatens a response to new US tariffs

China warned it would respond if new US tariffs take effect September 1 as scheduled. Meanwhile, a Japanese official said talks with the US toward a mini ag and auto trade deal are making progress and a Gallup poll revealed one in seven Americans use CBD-based products.

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Top Senate Democrat urges financial regulators to clarify hemp rules

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on federal financial regulators to issue guidance to ensure hemp growers and businesses have access to banking services, warning that failure to do so will stymie growth of the nascent industry.

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Day ahead – August 8, 2019: Optimism about US-UK trade deal

Officials remain upbeat about prospects for a US-UK trade deal after Brexit. Meanwhile, a key House Ag panel Republican discussed recent ag policy accomplishments and priorities, and meat alternatives continue to see expanded offerings in US restaurants.

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Enviros restart legal bid to upend Monsanto's dicamba herbicide

Environmentalists have again called on a federal appeals court to vacate EPA's approval of Monsanto's dicamba herbicide, arguing the agency failed to account for the harm from drift of the potent pesticide and ignored its potential impact on endangered species.

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This week in Food Chemical News Guide

Changes in animal drug and pesticide tolerances are on tap in the latest update of the Food Chemical News Guide.
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Brazilian citrus industry to restrict use of dimethoate after EU withdrawal notice

Brazil’s citrus sector has restricted the use of the insecticide dimethoate in production of fruit for juice and for export as fresh produce, in response to the European Union’s decision not to renew its authorisation due to risks identified in its reassessment.

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Organics

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General Mills lays out strategy for reducing pesticide use

General Mills is scoring points for sharing plans to reduce pesticide use in its agricultural supply chain, detailing its strategies for promoting regenerative agriculture and integrated pest management (IPM) techniques as well as expanding organic production and promoting pollinator health.

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Green groups want complete ban on agrochemicals in Europe by 2035

Environmental groups have asked the European Commission to launch a petition seeking to ban synthetic pesticides by 2035.

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Origins of livestock rule, enforcement of organic standards discussed at NOP hearing

Some lawmakers on Wednesday (June 17) called on USDA to help struggling organic farmers by acting fast to finalize a much-anticipated Origins of Livestock rule for organic production.

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Seventh Asian country reports outbreak of ASF

Asia’s problems with African Swine Fever worsened on Wednesday (August 14) as Myanmar confirmed its first case of the disease.

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USDA adds Vietnam, Cambodia to list of ASF-affected regions

Vietnam and Cambodia were added to the list of regions where African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed, following detection of the disease in both countries' pork herds earlier this year, according to notices from USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) dated August 8 and published today (August 14) in the Federal Register.

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Day ahead – August 14, 2019: Trump hits Japan on trade deficit

President Donald Trump hit Japan over its trade deficit with the US during a speech in Pennsylvania Tuesday (August 13). Meanwhile, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) suggested gathering information on Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) small refiner waivers from Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and Oregon enacted a new animal welfare law affecting egg production.

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