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Ag News: Trump NAFTA Threat
The USMCA needs to be ratified by lawmakers in all three countries, and in the U.S., it will almost certainly be taken up by the next Congress.
Ag News: WOTUS Reinstated
A Washington state federal judge ruled that the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers made a “serious procedural error” by reinstating the pre-2015 WOTUS.
Ag News: Farm Bill Anticipation
Farm Bill 2018 negotiators from the House and Senate announced they’ve reached an “agreement in principle” and working to finalize the specific language and costs.
Ag News: More Prime Beef
USDA’s latest steer and heifer grading report shows carcasses grading Prime accounted for 9.6% of all cattle graded, with another 71% grading Choice.
Ag News: U.S. Dairy in China
2019 could be better for the dairy industry, with the potential for a Class III milk price over $17 per hundredweight by late-summer and perhaps $18 by the fourth quarter.
Ag News: U.S. Beef to Taiwan
First three quarters of 2018, export value to Taiwan had nearly matched last year's record of $410 million, but by year's end, are expected to exceed $500 million.
Ag News: Food Waste in the U.S.
A big problem in the U.S. is food waste. It is the single largest category of material sent to municipal landfills. The need to better educate the U.S. on the importance of reducing food waste.
Ag News: Finishing the Farm Bill
**The buzz continues over getting a Farm Bill done before year end.
American Farm Bureau Federation’s Andrew Walmsley and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Colin Woodall both say they remain optimistic.
But, Farm Journal’s Jim Wiese…

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