Ag and Food Coalition:  Pass TPP Now

first_img SHARE Ag and Food Coalition:  Pass TPP Now SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 11, 2016 Facebook Twitter Two hundred twenty-five food and agricultural companies and trade associations sent a letter to Congress on Monday calling for a swift vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was one of the groups signing the letter. NCBA President Tracy Brunner said it’s time to level the playing field for American cattle producers.  Japan is American beef’s largest export market; and, right now, American beef faces an import tariff that’s eleven percent higher than Australian beef. Australis is America’s biggest competitor in the marketplace. Upon TPP implementation, the tariff on American beef drops eleven percent right away, and continues to fall until it reaches a nine percent tariff rate. Brunner says every day TPP doesn’t pass results in lost dollars for American producers.A coalition of dairy groups also signed the letter. The National Milk Producers Federation, U.S. Dairy Export Council, and the International Dairy Foods Association asked members of Congress to support the TPP agreement. They said the TPP is an historic pact between 12 countries containing features that will help America’s dairy farmers and processors in the future, “After months of analysis and deliberation, all three organizations have endorsed the pact, saying the agreement presents, on balance, a step forward for U.S. dairy farmers and companies that process and market their milk.”Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag and Food Coalition:  Pass TPP Now Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleGrowth in E85 and Mid-Level Ethanol Blends a Win for Consumers, Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Government says delay in holding Donegal SW by-election cannot be repeated

first_img Pinterest Government says delay in holding Donegal SW by-election cannot be repeated Previous articleDonegal could lose as many as two TDs under new Government plansNext articlePatsy Brogan back in court on new ‘Shebeen’ charges News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Following on from the year long delay in holding a by-election in Donegal South West last year, the government has confirmed today it will introduce a six-month rule for Dáil by-elections.Sinn Fein took legal action against the government last year which eventually led to the by-election being held – Pearse Doherty went on to win the by-election.Today Environment Minister Phil Hogan said ‘The farcical situation where political parties are forced to take High Court challenges to ensure by-elections are held should never be repeated’. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 4, 2011 center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

U.S. grants visa to journalist and Nieman fellow

first_imgThe U.S. State Department has reversed its decision to deny a visa to leading Colombian journalist Hollman Morris. He is now free to travel to the United States, where he will begin a yearlong fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.Reacting to the news, Nieman Foundation Curator Bob Giles said “We’re very pleased that the situation has been resolved this way. Many concerned individuals worked together to support Hollman during the past month and we’re looking forward to having him join us at Harvard. His valuable expertise and insights will be a welcome addition to our new class of Nieman Fellows.”Read more herelast_img