AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider--Friday
Fri Feb 7, 2014 05:42 AM CST

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

Russian Crop Insurance Industry Sees Much to Like in U.S. Farm Bill

Russia's crop insurance industry, represented by the Russian National Agroinsurers Union, says its members believe the U.S Congress did the right thing in changing support for U.S. farmers from direct payments to federal crop and revenue insurance. In fact, they like the transition so much that they are calling for a similar program in their own country.

"The decision is significant for countries only beginning implementation of an agriculture ...

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