Policy

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

17 Oct, 2019

China – U.S. Trade Agreement Questions Abound

Policy | By: Betsy Jibben

Last Friday, President Trump said China had agreed to buy between 40 and $50 billion worth of us agriculture in less than two years. Will it happen?

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17 Oct, 2019

Minnesota Pollution Agency Required to Consider Air Emissions In Dairy Permitting Case

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is being required to consider greenhouse gas emissions for a dairy expanding from 1,500 to 3,000 cows.

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11 Oct, 2019

U.S., China Said to Reach Partial Deal, Could Set Up Trade Truce

Policy | By: Bloomberg News

The U.S. and China reached a partial agreement Friday that would broker a truce in the trade war and lay the groundwork for a broader deal.

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08 Oct, 2019

U.S., Japan Sign Limited Deal on Farming, Digital Trade Deals

Policy | By: Bloomberg News

Trump says accord is a ‘gamechanger’ for farmers, ranchers.

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01 Oct, 2019

Secretary Perdue Talks Trade, Markets at World Dairy Expo

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent time with dairy farmers Tuesday at the World Dairy Expo.

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30 Sep, 2019

Impeachment Investigation Controversy Vs. USMCA

Policy | By: Marge Kulba

Washington has plunged into an impeachment crisis, as House Democrats open an investigation into President Trump's campaign season dealings with Ukraine.

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24 Sep, 2019

Dep. Secretary of Ag Sees Bright Spots in Trade, Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Policy | By: Portia Stewart

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky urged dairy farmers to register for the improved program at the Ag Outlook Forum on Sept. 23 in Kansas City, Mo.

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24 Sep, 2019

What You Need To Know About The Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to September 27 for dairy producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019.

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23 Sep, 2019

China Cancels U.S. Farm Visits Touted as `Goodwill' Trip

Policy | By: Bloomberg News

In a quick change of events, China canceled a planned visit to farms in the U.S. heartland -- a trip touted by the Trump administration as a building of “goodwill.”

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18 Sep, 2019

Can Going Vegan Save the Planet?

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

If individuals reduce their driving by ½ mile per day, they would achieve a greater GHG footprint reduction than going to meatless Mondays.

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