AG POLICY NEWS
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Mon Mar 17, 2014 06:25 AM CDT

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

Senators Seek Disaster Aid for Hog PEDv Losses

Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow D-Mich., and Sen. Kay Hagan D-N.C., up for reelection in November, are urging USDA to provide disaster assistance via the new farm bill to producers who have lost pigs to the PED virus.

The senators also want USDA to accelerate efforts to find an effective vaccine and other prevention measures. “If this disease persists, pork herds will continue to diminish and producers risk going out of business,” the ...

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