AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Dec 5, 2012 05:02 AM CST

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

WTO Does Not Buy U.S. Claim of Time Necessary to Fix COOL Regulations

The United States will have until May 23, 2013 to bring its country-of-origin labeling requirements for pork and beef muscle meats into compliance with its international trade obligations, according to a ruling issued Dec. 4 by World Trade Organization arbitrator Giorgio Sacerdoti.

A WTO Dispute Settlement Body panel earlier found that the U.S. COOL law unfairly discriminated against beef and live cattle imported from Canada and Mexico and ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • 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,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
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