Unless the U.S. and Japan move quickly in promised trade talks, American wheat farmers stand to take significant hits in exports thanks to the swiftly approaching start of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Chinese importers have already stopped buying U.S. wheat, soybean purchases are expected to drop even further, and the U.S. ag sector is expecting the financial pain to increase exponentially as long as the Trump administration persists in a trade war with China.
California cannot require companies to place warning labels on glyphosate products, a federal judge affirmed in a ruling issued Tuesday that questions the benefits of Proposition 65, which is meant to inform the state’s residents about cancer-causing chemicals.
Prospects for U.S. farm exports can change suddenly and dramatically. Breaking into foreign markets takes decades of persistent hard work and hefty investments in building infrastructure, relationships and, ultimately, sales.
California cannot force Monsanto and other companies to place warning labels on products containing glyphosate, a federal judge ruled Monday, delivering a major victory to Monsanto and a collection of agricultural groups.
Warning of widespread impacts throughout the food supply chain, wheat growers are spearheading a lawsuit against California for listing glyphosate as a carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65 law, which requires labeling of ingredients “known to the state to cause cancer.”
In a move welcomed by farm and biotech groups but met with wariness by food safety and organic advocates, USDA has decided to take another stab at biotech regulations, withdrawing a proposed rule that mostly pleased no one.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 8, 2017 - President Trump has named Stephen Vaughn as general counsel for the Office of U.S. Trade Representative, where he’ll also serve as acting USTR, pending action on the confirmation of Trump’s nominee, Robert Lighthizer.