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Washington Insider --Friday
Fri Mar 7, 2014 10:33 AM CST

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

USDA Inspector General Tells Appropriators Additional Funds Needed

USDA Inspector General Phyllis Fong said her office needs a "modest" increase in funding for fiscal 2015 to "provide more effective oversight of USDA programs."

Testifying earlier this week at the first Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY15 budget, Fong asked the panel to approve $97 million in funding for the IG's office, up from $90 million in FY 2014. As bait, Fong said her office plans to focus its resources on ...

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  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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