AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider - Friday
Fri Feb 1, 2013 06:02 AM CST

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

Russia to Ban Imports of All U.S. Beef, Pork

Russia is following through on its earlier threat to ban imports of all beef and pork products from the United States unless USDA agrees to test the meat before it leaves U.S. shores and certifies that the products are free of traces of the feed additive ractopamine. So far, USDA has declined to provide such assurances, although some competitor nations, such as Canada, Mexico and Brazil, have said they will comply with ...

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  • Cash Rent Reset - 1 With sub-$4 corn forecast for multiple years, growers need to make a preemptive strike on their 2...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
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