AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Wed Mar 19, 2014 06:12 AM CDT

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

House Democrats Urge Vilsack to Drop Poultry Plan

Sixty-eight members of Congress have signed a letter calling on the Obama administration to back off a plan to overhaul poultry inspection, even though USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack continues to defend the proposed rule.

Only one Republican, Michael Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, signed the four-page letter, which cites a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that questioned the adequacy of the data USDA used to justify the rule. Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., Jim Moran, D-Va., ...

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