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USTR on Export Status; China Approves 2 More GMOs
**Maintaining the duty-free status on U.S. Ag exports to Mexico and Canada is one of the key objectives for U.S. representatives preparing to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.
That’s according to a list of goals by the U...
Lawmakers Worry About Sugar Prices; Renegotiate NAFTA Now
**A growing concern among U.S. lawmakers and food manufacturers that they’ll see the price of sugar go up if the sugar refining industry gets what it’s demanding from Mexico.
A group of 51 House members has signed onto a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross not to go through with some proposals l…
FDA to Redefine “Healthy”; Ag Lenders Expect Rise in Loan Demand
**The FDA will have to sift through hundreds of comments containing often-conflicting advice as it tries to redefine the term “healthy” for use on food products.
FDA accepted comments until April 26 and now has the unenviable task of trying to figure out how to balance the recommendations of the 2015…
China Looks to USDA for Food Safety Help; Ag Donates to GOP
**China, the world’s largest meat-producing and consuming country, is overhauling its food safety system to assure 1.3 billion people they won’t be harmed by the chicken, beef and pork they eat.
Proving to be a bigger undertaking than expected, China is now turning to …
Wheat Execs Worry; Lease Not Buy
A recently elected member of the U.S. Wheat Associates Executive Board says the depressed ag economy continues to challenge U.S. wheat farmers.
Ohio farmer Doug Goyings, elected during the joint USW and National Association of Wheat Growers Board Meeting in Washington D...
Tariff on Mexican Imports and Natural Gas in Mexico
The Trump administration is considering a 20% tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall … and that has U.S. farm groups worrying about retaliation and possibly losing a major foreign market for rice, wheat, dairy, pork and many other Ag commodities...

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