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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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  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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