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World Trade Organization

New COVID-19 variant buys more time for fractured WTO ag talks

Nations continued to heatedly bicker and complain even in the last days leading up to what was supposed to be the summit for reforming international agricultural trading rules, but the postponement World Trade Organization’s 12th Ministerial Conference gives WTO countries more time to lay the groundwork for consensus.
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Supply chain woes hit US ag sector hard

Whether it's backlogs at ports delaying the arrival of containers from China, congestion at railroad hubs, or slowdowns at American manufacturing plants, farmers and ranchers are seeing rising prices and mounting delays for machinery, spare parts, packaging material, inputs and other supplies they need to bring in their crops and market their commodities.
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COVID vaccination

USDA rolls out timeline for federal vaccination mandate

The Department of Agriculture will require all federal employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, except those who are “legally entitled to a reasonable or religious accommodation,” according to a workplace safety plan outlining the department's pandemic response.
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