Trump Tariff Delay, Ag Exports – August 14, 2019

As Trump delays tariffs, he says China wants to buy U.S. ag exports


China intends “to buy a lot of farm product,” said President Trump on Tuesday. At the same time, the White House announced it would delay 10 percent tariffs on electronics such as cell phones, laptop computers, and video game consoles until December 15.


Subtract China and the soy export market goes flat

The world market for soybeans nearly doubled in a 10-year span, but the go-go days of growth may be over due to retrenchment in China, the dominant buyer.


The Future of Food Summit – EatingWell & IFIC

September 18, 2019 – New York City

For the first time ever, EatingWell and the International Food Information Council Foundation are bringing together thought leaders across academia, agriculture, manufacturing, technology, retail and the media to discuss the Future of Food and how our food system needs to change for the better. Taking place on September 18 in NYC, the summit will feature thought-provoking panel discussions, including a keynote address by Ali Bouzari, Co-Founder of Pilot R&D and Render. For a full line-up of panel topics and speakers and to buy tickets, visit #futureoffood



New Jersey lags behind on cottage laws (New York Times): New Jersey is the last state where it’s still illegal to sell homemade foods for profit. Three aspiring entrepreneurs are suing the state health department to push the issue.

Rebuilding underway after Tyson fire (Harvest Public Media): A fire at a Tyson plant in Kansas that processes 5 percent of the nation’s cattle could have a noticeable impact on national cattle prices.


Soda tax fight goes to statehouses (Politico): The soda industry is finding success by seeking passage of state pre-emption laws to block local taxes on sugary beverages; at least four states have adopted the bans and three others have considered them.


No beef in the canteen (CNN): Goldsmiths University in London will take beef off the menu at its canteens and cafes when the school year opens in September, part of a series of steps to respond to climate change.

The red strawberry goes rosé (New Yorker): The behemoth of berries, Driscoll’s, is selling a rosé strawberry in limited quantities this summer, “the least red berry” ever and a blush color that may appeal to the millennial color palette.

Opposition to weaker ESA (New York Times): An array of critics, including environmental groups and Democratic state attorneys general, say they will to go to court to block a Trump administration plan to weaken the Endangered Species Act.

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