AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Jun 21, 2013 06:26 AM CDT

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

U.K. Government Sees Benefits of Agricultural Biotechnology

Genetic engineering of crops is anathema in many European nations, but the opinions on this subject of government officials in the United Kingdom have for years been more closely aligned with those of their U.S. counterparts.

Earlier this week, U.K. Environment Minister Owen Paterson spoke at an agricultural research facility in England, telling his audience that Europe cannot afford to be left behind on genetically modified crops while the rest of the world moves ...

Quick View
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  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
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