AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Nov 9, 2012 06:20 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Japan Policy Panel to Relax Threshold for U.S. Beef From Cattle Under 30 Months

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's (MHLW) policy commission Nov. 6 decided to relax the age threshold to allow beef imports from cattle under 30 months instead of the current limit of less than 20 months for beef from the United States, Canada, France, and the Netherlands.

With the scientific hurdles now cleared, the ministry is gearing up to implement the less-than-30-month threshold by year's end, ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
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