AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Apr 4, 2013 07:38 AM CDT

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

Biotech Waiver Unlikely to be Renewed for Fiscal 2014

The continuing resolution that is funding the Agriculture Department for the remainder of the current fiscal year contains a policy rider that requires USDA to approve the sale and use of genetically-engineered seeds even if a court has determined the environmental analysis conducted for the seed is inadequate.

(A policy rider is a provision that is attached to a bill -- usually at the last minute -- that requires or prohibits a ...

Quick View
  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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