Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness Workshop Dec. 3 In Orange City

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) at Iowa State University, in collaboration with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, will host a workshop to address preparations for a foreign animal disease outbreak on Dec. 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City.

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USDA Extends Deadline On Crop Insurance Premium Payments

IABRN — Farmers around the country are still working hard to get their crops in after a long and slow growing season. Because of this, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the date at which they will begin to charge interest on unpaid crop insurance premiums.

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China Opens Access To U.S. Poultry

IABRN — A lot of news is popping out of Washington, D.C. as we are talking directly to officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the National Farm Broadcasting Association (NAFB) Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Speaker Pelosi Says USMCA Movement Is “Imminent”

IABRN — Supporters of the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) have been waiting, rather impatiently, for word the pact was finally going to move through the House of Representatives. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats had been wanting assurances on labor, especially as it pertains to Mexico. Also, they were looking for enforcement language and environmental improvements. After months of waiting, it seems we may be very close to seeing some movement.

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Japan Likely To Vote On U.S. Trade Pact Next Week

IABRN — Media reports in Japan are saying that the parliament is likely to start voting on a trade pact with the U.S. sometime next week. The lower house of the Japanese Diet will take up the pact next Wednesday, while the upper house, called the House of Councilors, will begin considering the deal the next day. A Japan Times report says Japan’s parliament had wanted to hold their votes this week, but complications came about from opposition lawmakers, who demanded that minutes of the meetings between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe be released.

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