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
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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