AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
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
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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