AG POLICY NEWS
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Thu Dec 6, 2012 04:47 AM CST

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

FDA Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Charging the Agency with Foot Dragging

The Food and Drug Administration has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that calls into question the administration's lack of progress on implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act. FDA sent drafts of four of the more important rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review a year ago, but none of the proposals has emerged yet from the administration's review process.

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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,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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