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food bank

Grocery price spikes leading to swelling food bank demand, calls for fresh action

Amid a historic demand for food assistance both here and abroad, industry leaders are looking for ac a crisis response plan to emerge from the White House’s Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, new conversations in the upcoming farm bill and solutions for Ukrainian exports. The Arab Spring in 2007 will pale in comparison to the impact the war in Ukraine will have on the global food supply, warns one Newsmaker panelist.
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Dairy cattle

US initiates new dairy dispute consultations with Canada

The U.S. is again demanding to enter into official consultations with Canada over complaints that Ottawa continues to manipulate its dairy import quotas that stymie U.S. exports, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Wednesday. Those consultations could lead to the U.S. calling for a second dispute panel under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
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wine tasting

US wine imports, exports on the upswing

Just one year after the COVID-19 pandemic locked down millions of individuals and forced many restaurants and bars to close, consumers started going out again and consuming more wine. U.S. wine consumption per resident increased from 2.93 gallons per resident in 2019, to 3.07 gallons in 2020 and increasing again in 2021 to 3.18 gallons, according to the Wine Institute.
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Anthony Blinken

US, allies scrambling to address new global hunger issues

The war in Ukraine has laid bare the fact that agriculture is the key to national security. It’s a lesson that world leaders are taking to heart as they scramble to lessen global reliance on key sources of food and fertilizer, but it’s unclear if it will be too late to stop the slide from food crises to famine in some of the poorest and least developed countries.
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Generics, trade among top ag chem concerns

Makers of adjuvants and inerts that are added to pesticide active ingredients to improve their performance need to keep a close eye on the growing number losing patent protection in the next few years, speakers told attendees at last week’s conference of the Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology.
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