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USDA lowers forecast for FY 2024 US ag exports

The USDA’s Economic Research Service on Thursday lowered its forecast for U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal year 2024 to $169.5 billion. That’s down $2.5 billion from USDA’s previous forecast in August and down $9.2 billion from exports in FY 2023.

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UN calls for new oversight of global ag traders

Volatile commodity markets are allowing international agricultural trading companies to rake in big profits in shadowy financial markets even as food insecurity increases in some of the most vulnerable regions of the globe, says a new analysis from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development that calls for regulations to rein in the excesses.

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Lawmakers demand ag trade dispute task force

Legislation is being introduced in the House and Senate to create a task force composed of officials with USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative's Office to identify agricultural trade barriers such as India’s farm subsidies that should be challenged at the World Trade Organization.

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