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Washington Insider--Wednesday
Wed Feb 12, 2014 06:16 AM CST

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

FDA Lobbies for Increase in Food Safety Budget

Congress continues to approve food safety laws designed to protect consumers from problems in the supply lines of both domestic and imported foods, but it has neglected to provide the funding that the Food and Drug Administration requires to carry out the new missions, according to FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor.

Testifying last week before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, Taylor told panel members, "Simply put, we cannot achieve our objective of ...

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.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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