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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  • Profit Makeover When Curtis Schallert's 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the...
  • UAVs Taking Flight in Ag The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies wit...
  • Iowa's Field of Dreams Current Iowa land values are running about 16% below peak 2013 levels. That's according to a real...
  • Drought Recovery March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Competing for Dollars Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's n...
  • CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far So far, there are no reported cases of H5N2 in humans, but transmission of the highly contagious ...
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