Ag News: Farm Bill de ja vu
The new farm bill that is being worked on could have the same outcome for stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients and payment rules for farmers.
US Wheat Association Closing Cairo Office, Dairy In NAFTA Talks
U.S. Wheat Associates will close its office in Cairo, Egypt December 1. But will continue trade service to wheat buyers in Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region on a targeted basis. Canadian dairy policies were brought up during the recently concluded 4th round of NAFTA renego…
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...
U.S.-China Beef Trade Agreement; USDA Production Estimates
**USDA requirements for exporting U.S. beef to China are out, opening a key market that’s been closed for more than 13 years.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation’s Thad Lively says the requirements for China still go beyond those imposed by most international destinations,…
Marketing Beef to Millennials; Soybean Acreage Overtakes Wheat
**A major generational shift is beginning to impact how beef is displayed and sold, forcing grocers to adapt and keep up with new preferences.
Marketing professional can attest to the purchasing power of millennials, the generation born between 1982 and 2004, and are trying to figure out how to curry…
U.S.-Mexico Sugar Talks; Perdue in Canada
* The U.S. and Mexico announced a preliminary agreement on a new system to regulate the flow of Mexican sugar into the U.S., but the U.S. sugar refiners and farmers are not supporting the deal.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the Mexican side agreed to nearly every request made by the U...

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