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Beginning farmer education for adult and young audiences in the United States can generally be traced back to the advent of the 1862 and 1890 Morrill Land-Grant Acts.USDA
But, for the first time, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub .L. No. 110-234, Section 7410) appropriated $75 million for FY 2009 to FY 2012 to develop and offer education, training, outreach and mentoring programs to enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers.
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|The following Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) reports were released on Monday, November 23, 2020. Egypt: Egypt Imposes a Risk-Based Food Import Control System|
On July 26, 2020, Egypt’s National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) released Decision No. 7/2020 Principles and Objectives of Risk-Based Food Import Control System, made effective the day following its publication (on August 13, 2020) in the Egyptian Chronicles – Appendix 1: unofficial translation is included herein. This regulation is slated to go into effect on March 13, 2021.
India: Government of India Notifies Draft Amendments for Specialty Foods Regulations
On November 6, 2020, the Government of India notified its Draft Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Foods and Novel Foods) Amendment Regulations, 2020. World Trade Organization (WTO) members are invited to comment on the proposed draft amendment regulation and the timeline to provide comments is 60- days from the date of notification.
India: India Notifies Draft Amendments for New and Modified Standards on Various Food Products
On November 9, 2020, the Government of India (GOI) notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) a draft regulation for new and revised standards for raw edible oil, multi-source edible vegetable oil, dehydrated vegetables, protein rich Atta (i.e., whole meal wheat flour), honey, animal feed requirements, food additives and microbiological standards for food grain, among others. The WTO notification number is G/TBT/N/IND/174 and the comment period deadline is January 7, 2021.
Indonesia: Coffee Semi-annual
Indonesia’s recently booming coffee and café industry continues to suffer as a result of weaker demand related to COVID-19. Consumption is expected to decline 9 percent, with higher-end Arabica experiencing significant declines as customers stay home and consume less costly varieties. Robusta production is expected increase modestly based on higher yields in highland regions. Arabica exports are forecast to decline on weaker overseas and local demand.
Israel: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
As of September 2020, Israel does not have a policy restricting the use of imported genetically engineered (GE) commodities or derivative products. There are no changes in Israel’s policy towards plant and animal biotechnology compared to 2019. A new section on microbial biotechnology has been added to the report.
Italy: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
This report describes production, trade, research, policy, and marketing issues of genetically engineered (GE) plants, animal products, and microbial biotechnology in Italy. Despite Italy’s opposition to GE products, leading farmers’ associations (Coldiretti, Confagricoltura, and Cia), agri-food industry players, and scientists have come forward in favor of innovative biotechnologies, such as genome editing.
Spain: Exports Drive Improvements in the Spanish Dairy Sector
The Spanish dairy sector continues to improve its efficiency by increasing milk deliveries and milk per cow ratio. In 2020, Spanish total production of cow milk may increase slightly to 7.3 million tons despite the COVID-19 crisis. During this period, Spanish household consumption of dairy products increased sharply. However, the closure of the hospitality sector in Spain and worldwide in response to COVID-19 related measures affected the domestic and external demand for Spanish high-valued cheese. Consequently, total Spanish dairy exports may lower slightly in 2020. However, the Spanish dairy industry expects exports to rebound in 2021.
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