imports

Japanese Beef Tariffs; Mexico Grain Shopping
**Japanese purchases of U.S. beef are about to be subject to a 50% tariff after imports in the three-month period ending June 30 triggered a “safeguard” mechanism.
A Japanese spokesman says imports of frozen beef in its fiscal first quarter exceeded the amount required to …
Perdue Gives OK to Emergency Haying; U.S. Dairies Visit Europe
**Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has given the go-ahead for emergency haying on Conservation Reserve Program lands to help provide feed for livestock in drought-stricken areas of Montana and North and South Dakota.
Perdue authorized emergency haying to begin over the weekend, two weeks ahead of the normal…
U.S. Mexico Sugar Dispute; Trump Paris Accord Promise
**The U.S. seems to have the upper hand in the sugar dispute with Mexico because, according to industry officials, its refiners would be happy to get their needed imports from elsewhere.
The U.S. is demanding Mexico agree to a new suspension agreement that limits the amount of Mexican sugar exports i…
USDA Holds Changes to School Lunches; FFA Questions Perdue
**USDA is putting a hold on regulations in the National School Lunch Program requiring less salt and more whole grains in cafeterias.
At an elementary school in Leesburg, Virginia, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue also said USDA will lift restrictions to allow schools to serve flavored, 1 percent milk inste…