Ag News: Beef Ban in NYC Schools
The New York City Council went forward with a citywide ban on processed meats in New York City schools, meaning no more bologna, salami, pepperoni or bacon.
Ag News: Protected Agriculture in Mexico
As of 2018, there were about 126,000 acres of protected agriculture in Mexico, a huge jump from the 325 acres planted in 2003.
Ag News: China Negotiators to D.C.
Chinese officials aren’t backing off plans to visit Washington in September for face-to-face trade meetings, as talks remain on track for now despite the recent tariff threats.
Ag News: Trump’s Concerns on China
Trump dismissed concerns over a protracted trade war with China, as Beijing warned Washington’s labeling it a currency manipulator would lead to chaos in financial markets.
Ag News: U.S. Dairy to SE Asia
Exports of U.S. dairy products to China have been hit hard by retaliatory tariffs, falling 43% since tariffs were imposed last summer, but as exports to China drop.
Ag News: RFS Lowers Gas Prices
The Renewable Fuel Standard has lowered gas prices by an average of 22 cents per gallon in recent years and saved the typical American household $250 annually.
Ag News: March Milk Production Down
March milk production falls despite more per cow milk output, while cheese exports are on the rise. Milk production in March fell by 0.4%.
Ag News: U.S. Pork to Panama
U.S. pork exports to Panama are off to such a red-hot start in 2019 that a safeguard measure has been triggered. Export volume already exceeding 130% of the tariff rate quota.
Ag News: African Swine Fever in China
Just how bad is African swine fever in China? Despite fewer reported outbreaks, experts say the ASF death toll in China is higher.
Ag News: Product Of USA Label
National Farmers Union is stating that letting meat from foreign countries can still carry a "Product of U.S.A." label, is misleading to consumers.
Ag News: USDA Milk Purchase
USDA Ag Marketing Service purchased$50 million of pasteurized fluid milk. The milk will be distributed through food assistance programs and food banks.
Ag News: Swine Fever in China
Here is a first, African Swine Fever in China was found and located in the northeast part of the country about 130 miles north of the Korean border.