Thursday, December 13, 2018

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USW President Urges USTR to Help Protect Wheat Exports to Japan Through Trade Negotiations

When the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) enters into force Dec. 31, 2018, Japan will grant preferential access to wheat export countries that are in the agreement. This has the potential to slash...

DOJ Recommends Supreme Court Not Touch CA Animal Welfare Laws

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief recommending that the Supreme Court not hear the lawsuit the state of Missouri filed against California. The subject of the lawsuit is California’s laws requiring larger...

USDA Gives Schools Flexibility in Meal Preparation

Schools across the country now have additional options in serving students meals that are both healthy and appealing. USDA issued a final rule on school meals last week. A USDA release says the rule...

Pelosi: USMCA Needs Changes

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi caused doubt about whether or not Congress will approve the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement. Pelosi and her party take control of the House next year. The Canadian Press...

OK Considers Rules Addressing Poultry Farm Growth

Oklahoma’s board of agriculture is considering adopting setbacks and other rules addressing the increasing number of poultry operations in the northeast part of the state. Local media reports say the operations are using up...

Some Crops Still in Fields with Crop Insurance Deadlines Approaching

Extremely wet or snowy conditions have caused lengthy harvest delays for a number of farmers across rural America. It’s possible in some cases that the moisture content has gotten so high, the crop can’t...

National Chicken Council Website Helps With Consumer Education

The National Chicken Council is one of many Ag organizations that recognize consumers are interested in more information about the food they eat when dining out. The NCC recently launched a new website to...

Market Facilitation Program Payments Stuck at OMB

Farmers thought they’d have more details on the second round of USDA trade-aid payments by now. However, Farm Journal says the payments are still under negotiations. USDA is negotiating with the Office of Management...

U.S. Beef Gains Access to Morocco

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that Morocco will begin importing U.S. beef and beef products this year. 2018 is the first year that U.S. beef and poultry...

China Appears Ready to Purchase U.S. Ag Products

China appears to be getting ready to follow through on commitments it made with the White House in a short-term trade bargain with the U.S. Politico calls it a potentially encouraging sign for U.S....

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