Monday, February 24, 2020

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USDA Planning Trade Aid Round Two Distribution

The Department of Agriculture is readying round-two of trade mitigation payments for farmers. The payments are the second half of the $12 billion program by the Trump administration to compensate farmers for losses stemming...

Tariffs to Change U.S. Crop Plantings

The trade war between the U.S. and China is likely to shift U.S. soybean plantings to corn. For the first time in three decades, U.S. farmers planted more soybeans than corn in 2018. However,...

China Trade War Not Ending Soon

The trade war between China and the U.S. will not be ending soon. President Trump recently told Agri-Pulse that “you’ve got to have a little time,” referring to when trade relations may return to...

EPA Exempting Livestock Farms from Emissions Reporting

A rule by the Environmental Protection Agency exempts livestock producers from reporting emissions from their farms to state and local authorities. The move, supported by the livestock industry, won the applause of the National...

Canada Willing to Stall Trade Deal with China until China is More Reasonable

Canada is willing to stall a potential trade deal with China until China starts behaving better. Canada’s ambassador to China says a trade pact doesn’t seem likely to be reached until China shows flexibility...

USDA/FDA Meeting on What to Call Cell-Cultured Meat

Politico says a recent two-day joint USDA/FDA public gathering on cell-cultured food technology boiled down to a simple question. If it looks like meat and tastes like meat, can you call it meat? Stakeholders...

Only Out of Control African Swine Fever Will Hurt U.S. Prices

A handful of economists tell Politico that the African Swine Fever outbreak in China and parts of Europe won’t have a major impact on U.S. exports. That’s due in large part to the fact...

Grassley: No Trade Aid for Smithfield Foods

When it comes to just who is eligible for trade aid, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said Smithfield Foods shouldn’t be one of the companies which are eligible help. Smithfield is owned by Chinese conglomerate...

No USDA Trade Aid Planned For 2019

The Trump Administration has no plans in place for 2019 to give any more aid to farmers hurt by tariffs. Bloomberg says that’s based on assumptions that markets will recover even if the trade...

Perdue Talks Possible Trade Aid Adjustments

USDA is considering the possibility of adjusting direct payments to producers who’ve been hurt by the trade war. They may include factoring in hurricane damage after southeast U.S. producers were hit hard by hurricanes...

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