Shutdown Affects Nutrition, Other USDA and FDA Programs

January 24, 2019

USDA’s nutrition assistance programs are operating but will run out of money in the coming weeks and months if the shutdown continues. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamps) paid February benefits in …

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No Shutdown Resolution in Sight

January 24, 2019

Last week the House passed a Democratic-backed disaster relief bill. The legislation includes funding for the remaining appropriations bills, including $12.1 billion in disaster relief for those affected by the 2018 natural disasters, $3 billion …

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Trade Tensions Continue

December 13, 2018

President Trump could announce as early as this week that the United States will withdraw from the current North American Free Trade Agreement if Congress fails to approve the revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  Getting the …

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UEA Asks for End to Japanese Tariffs on Eggs

November 29, 2018

In comments on a potential U.S.-Japan trade agreement, the Further Processors Division of United Egg Association (UEA) said Japan’s tariffs on eggs and egg products should be eliminated.  Otherwise, UEA warned, free trade agreements that …

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Farm Bill

October 4, 2018

The 2014 farm bill expired on Sunday, September 30.  Although Conference leadership has expressed a  desire to finalize the farm bill in October, in order to quickly approve a final agreement in November, without a …

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