Ag News: Product Of USA Label
**Meat born, raised, or slaughtered in foreign countries can still carry a "Product of U.S.A." label, as long as it passes through USDA inspected facilities. But, the National Farmers Union says the practice misleads consumers and allows foreign interests to take advantage of market opportunities reserved for U.S. producers.
The Organization for Competitive Markets and American Grass-fed Association launched a petition stating the USDA's "Product of U.S.A." labels should be only for products born, raised, and slaughtered in the U.S.
The National Farmers Union supports the petition.
**China’s Commerce Ministry will soon be sending a trade delegation to the U.S. ahead of another tariff escalation, many taking a toll on U.S. ag exports.
According to Agri-Pulse, China’s vice minister of commerce and deputy international trade representative will lead the delegation “in late August” after an invitation from the U.S.
On August 3rd, China threatened to hit the U.S. with tariffs on an additional $60 billion worth of U.S. products.
**A potential ban on glyphosate in Brazil would be a "disaster" for the country's agriculture, and a court case that’s targeted the agrochemical is worrying, Ag Minister Blairo Maggi.
Agriculture.com reports, a Brazilian court ruled new products containing the herbicide could not be registered and existing registrations would be temporarily suspended until the health authority issues a decision on glyphosate's safety.
Maggi says glyphosate is used on about 95 percent of Brazil’s soy, corn and cotton and there is no readily available substitute.