Policy

Get insights into the legal dynamics of the milk industry. Ascertain new bills passed, amendations to traditional practises and much more.

19 Feb, 2020

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Phosphorus Water Quality Clearing House

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The clearinghouse would operate much like a carbon credit exchange.

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04 Feb, 2020

Dairy Farmers Head to D.C. For State of The Union Address

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

While many make their way to Washington D.C. for tonight’s State of the Union address, a handful of farmers including two dairy farmers will be among them.

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31 Jan, 2020

Five-Year Sunset Proposed for California Quota Program

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The plan would ensure that quota holders would recoup 80 to 90% of the value of their quota investment.

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30 Jan, 2020

Perdue Calls European Union GI Rules Hypocritical

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

During a recent trade meeting with the European Union (EU), Agriculture Secretary Perdue noted the “hypocrisy” of some of the EU’s Geographical Indicators (GIs) as a major hurdle for a trade deal.

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28 Jan, 2020

Minnesota Becomes First State To Require GHG Assessments

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The requirement was ordered by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

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17 Jan, 2020

Could Dairy Be a Big Winner in the Phase One Trade Agreement?

Policy | By: Tyne Morgan

Just days after the U.S. and China signed the Phase One agreement, agricultural groups, traders and producers are still trying to sink their teeth into the scope of the trade deal.

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16 Jan, 2020

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes USMCA

Policy | By: The Associated Press

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his impeachment trial.

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16 Jan, 2020

Dairy Reaction to China Trade Deal: Relief Rather Than Elation

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Industry officials say Phase One is a good start, much more needs to be done.

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15 Jan, 2020

Phase 1 China Deal Signed Clearing Way for $80 Billion in Ag Purchases

Policy | By: John Herath

A phase one trade deal with China is official, clearing the way for America’s chief trade competitor to purchase $80 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods over the next two years.

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15 Jan, 2020

Once USMCA Passes the Senate, Pay Attention to Canadian Implementation

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Once the deal passes the Senate, it will be Canada’s turn to ratify the agreement. 

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