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Day ahead – May 18, 2018: China drops probe into US sorghum shipments, immigration surfaces in House farm bill debate
Day ahead – May 17, 2018: House decides on farm bill amendments, US-China talks continue, WOTUS timeline shifts again
The House cleared just a few amendments to the farm bill, a win for Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas). Meanwhile, US-China trade discussions continue and the timeline for replacing for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule has shifted again.
Day ahead – May 16, 2018: House to debate farm bill, Pruitt faces lawmakers, NAFTA deal may miss deadline
The House is slated to begin debate on its version of the Farm Bill today (May 16), while in the Senate, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Scott Pruitt is will to face questions from lawmakers over recent ethics issues and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In addition, there are signs a deal on updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will miss a May 17 legislative deadline suggested by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
Ireland will soon be able to send its first beef shipments to China as the first tranche of production facilities are approved by Beijing, the Irish Agriculture Ministry has indicated.
Day ahead – May 15, 2018: US, China nearing deal on trade issues, Trump pushes for quick NAFTA wrap up
The US and China are reportedly nearing a deal to resolve trade issues, including a US ban on imports of products from Chinese telecom ZTE. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is pushing Canada for a quick wrap up of talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) will hold a hearing on proposed tariffs on Chinese goods.
Day ahead – May 14, 2018: House Farm Bill amendments filed, work on NAFTA, China trade issues continues
An EU-wide ban on importing poultry products from some of the biggest suppliers in Brazil will come into force later this week.
Day ahead – May 11, 2018: House Speaker Paul Ryan gives May 17 deadline for NAFTA 2.0 submission, House farm bill action continues
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) gave a deadline of May 17 for submission of a revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to Congress if a vote is to take place this year. Meanwhile, the deadline for filing amendments to the House farm bill has arrived and US-China trade issues continue to swirl.
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