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Day ahead – September 24, 2018: US-China tariffs, upcoming E15 announcement, USDA expands MFP payments

The US and China imposed new tariffs on each other's products in their latest trade war escalation. Meanwhile, an announcement on year-round E15 sales is again tipped as forthcoming and USDA announced an expansion of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments along with other adjustments to its ag trade aid plan.

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US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, spending and trade all in focus

The Senate is in session this week while the House will return Tuesday from its week-long break.

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Brazil boosts inspection to avoid African Swine Fever

Brazil is to step up inspection at borders to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has been rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia and Africa.
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Day ahead – September 21, 2018: No agreement yet after US-Canada NAFTA talks, Cargill beef recall, Rep. Issa tapped for trade post

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland returned to Canada to be at a scheduled event on Friday (today) without reaching a final agreement in the NAFTA 2.0 negotiations. Meanwhile, Cargill recalled 132,606 pounds of ground beef products over possible E.Coli contamination and the White House is set to name retiring Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to head the US Trade and Development Agency.

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Podcast: African Swine Fever in Belgium - markets impacts and animal health

The detection of African Swine Fever in Belgium has put western Europe on high alert for further outbreaks – what could it mean for the EU pig meat sector?

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European Commission reports new 133% increase in soybean imports from US

The European Commission has published the latest figures on EU soybean imports from the United States, showing that the country has surpassed Brazil to become the bloc’s main supplier of the commodity.

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Day ahead – September 20, 2018: US-Canada NAFTA talks, India pushes China on rapeseed meal imports, Iowa joins WOTUS suit

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer will meet again today for North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. Meanwhile, India is reportedly pushing China to allow imports of Indian rapeseed meal and a judge allowed Iowa to join a suit against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.

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Conaway committed to finishing farm bill, says multiple issues remain unresolved

Multiple issues, not just differences on new work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, remain to be worked out between the House and Senate-passed versions of the farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said in an interview with IEG Policy and another reporter.

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Day ahead – September 19, 2018: House GOP NAFTA concerns, Trump to survey hurricane damage, North Carolina hurricane ag losses

House Republicans signaled growing frustration with Canada over progress in talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Meanwhile, President Donald Trump will be in North Carolina today to look at the impacts from Hurricane Florence and North Carolina updated its hurricane loss figures for poultry and hogs.

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