Daily Harvest -- 9/24/2013
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FARM & RURAL POLICY
Agri-Pulse: Opinion: The RFS, Capitalism and Climate Change
- Mark Edelman, professor of economics at Iowa State University, and Barry Flinchbaugh, emeritus professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University, debate the latest RFS policy dynamics in this point, counterpoint column.
Agri-Pulse: FAPRI offers ag price and policy analysis
- (Audio) The most recent update from the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute is calling for lower grain prices into next year, which should improve the outlook for the livestock sector. FAPRI is also evaluating both House and Senate farm bills for Congress.
Washington Post: Why are 47 million Americans on food stamps? It’s the recession — mostly.
- Most evidence suggests that food-stamp enrollment has mainly risen due to the recession — although policy changes have played a smaller role.
Washington Post: How the GOP food-stamp bill adds to state bureaucracy
- The Republican bill eliminates a shortcut states have long used to determine eligibility for food aid provided under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
FOOD & NUTRITION
New York Times: That Chicken in Your Soup
- The editorial board writes that chicken growers in the United States, Canada and Chile could soon send their poultry to Chinese facilities where the meat could be processed and then shipped back to the United States primarily for use in products like potpies or noodle soups. In most cases, consumers will not know where the chicken was processed.
Des Moines Register: Syngenta exec: World effort to reduce hunger must come from multiple stakeholders
- Michael Mack, chief executive of Switzerland-based Syngenta, said there remains a significant disconnect between people’s views of food and the role that farmers, governments such as the United States, corporations and other groups should play in reducing hunger.
TRADE & INTERNATIONAL
Agri-Pulse: Meat industry groups request COOL delay
- (Subscriber only) Meat industry trade groups opposed to the USDA Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) rule requested the federal government delay enforcement of the rule until the World Trade Organization (WTO) reaches a decision about its compliance.
Wall Street Journal: ADM Bosses Heed Call of Big City
- Archer Daniels Midland Co. ADM said on Monday it plans to relocate its global headquarters after more than four decades in Decatur, Ill., allowing senior executives to travel more easily and the company to better recruit and retain managers. It will relocate about 100 jobs as part of the move.
Reuters: Analysis: Despite talk of farm bubble, Farmer Mac woos investors
- Farmer Mac - the farm loan equivalent of its cousins Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae - owes its existence to the last time a U.S. farm bubble burst. Now, the company is trying to convince investors it would survive another one.
CONSERVATION, ENVIRONMENT & WILDLIFE
Washington Post: US judge gives EPA 6 months to decide whether regulations needed for farmland runoff pollution
- In a ruling Friday, U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey in New Orleans gave the Environmental Protection Agency six months to decide whether to set Clean Water Act standards for nitrogen and phosphorous in all U.S. waterways or explain why they’re not needed.
FARM LABOR & IMMIGRATION
Politico: Nancy Pelosi plans to introduce immigration reform bill
- The California Democrat’s strategy includes introducing legislation combining the comprehensive bill that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in May with a bipartisan border-security bill from the House Homeland Security Committee, according to sources familiar with the plans.
San Francisco Chronicle: Quarter horse group to appeal cloning verdict
- The nation's top quarter horse group has filed a notice of appeal to topple a ruling that requires it to begin allowing cloned animals to be added to its breeding registry.
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