Saturday, February 22, 2020

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India Offers Dairy, Chicken Access in Trade Negotiations with the U.S.

In a bid to land a limited trade pact with the U.S., Reuters says India has offered to partially open up its poultry and dairy markets. The offer comes as India readies for President...

Tougher Trade “Firewall” Needed for Smaller Ag Sectors

Senators Gary Peters of Michigan and Richard Burr of North Carolina are working on bipartisan legislation to give the U.S Commerce Department a greater ability to defend smaller segments of agriculture. Politico says the...
EU

Past Mad Cow Scare Keeping EU Cautious During U.S. Negotiations

A Reuters report says the Mad Cow Disease outbreak in the 1990s will likely keep the European Union from easing its strict rules on food safety. That caution will likely continue even though U.S...

Study Highlights Urban-Rural Divide Over the Environment

Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions issued a new study on the rural and urban divide over environmental issues. The study says rural voters have a deep distrust of the federal government,...

USDA Selects 30 Future Agricultural Leaders

The USDA announced its selection of 30 college students who will attend the USDA’s 2020 Ag Outlook Forum as participants in the USDA Future Leaders of Agriculture Program. These undergrad and graduate-level students will...

NASS Making Changes to its Crop Reporting

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be making changes to its county-level reporting. More specifically, there will no longer be county-level estimates for dry edible beans, flaxseed, hay (alfalfa and others), as well...

Beijing Asks World for Trade Calm Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The U.S. and several of the world’s major trading powers are dealing with uncertainty surrounding China. Politico says the spread of the coronavirus has killed hundreds of people and sickened tens of thousands in...

U.S./EU Bracing for Potentially Rough Trade Negotiations

Fresh off a phase one trade deal with China, U.S. President Donald Trump has his sights on a new deal with the European Union. The president wants to restructure the over $1 trillion U.S....
EU

EU Strikes Trade Deal with Vietnam

European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly approved free trade and investment deals with Vietnam that will eliminate almost all tariffs over the next decade. The website U.S. News Dot Com says the deal is expected to...

Study says FCC Underestimates Number of Americans without Internet

A report issued by BroadbandNow Research says the number of Americans that are without internet service is 43 million. The Hagstrom Report says that’s double the estimate of 21.3 million from the Federal Communications...

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