AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
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., ...

Quick View
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  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
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  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
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