Brazil’s Import Tax on U.S. Ethanol; Self-Producing Meat
**Brazil has agreed to impose an import tax on U.S. ethanol, a move criticized by U.S. ethanol leaders.
According to Brownfield, the Renewable Fuels Association’s Bob Dinneen, Growth Energy’s Emily Skor, and the U.S. Grains Council’s Tom Sleight issued a joint statement Wednesday saying they are disa…
USTR on Export Status; China Approves 2 More GMOs
**Maintaining the duty-free status on U.S. Ag exports to Mexico and Canada is one of the key objectives for U.S. representatives preparing to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.
That’s according to a list of goals by the U...
Marketing Beef to Millennials; Soybean Acreage Overtakes Wheat
**A major generational shift is beginning to impact how beef is displayed and sold, forcing grocers to adapt and keep up with new preferences.
Marketing professional can attest to the purchasing power of millennials, the generation born between 1982 and 2004, and are trying to figure out how to curry…
Lawmakers Worry About Sugar Prices; Renegotiate NAFTA Now
**A growing concern among U.S. lawmakers and food manufacturers that they’ll see the price of sugar go up if the sugar refining industry gets what it’s demanding from Mexico.
A group of 51 House members has signed onto a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross not to go through with some proposals l…
FDA to Redefine “Healthy”; Ag Lenders Expect Rise in Loan Demand
**The FDA will have to sift through hundreds of comments containing often-conflicting advice as it tries to redefine the term “healthy” for use on food products.
FDA accepted comments until April 26 and now has the unenviable task of trying to figure out how to balance the recommendations of the 2015…
China Looks to USDA for Food Safety Help; Ag Donates to GOP
**China, the world’s largest meat-producing and consuming country, is overhauling its food safety system to assure 1.3 billion people they won’t be harmed by the chicken, beef and pork they eat.
Proving to be a bigger undertaking than expected, China is now turning to …

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