AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Apr 3, 2014 06:03 AM CDT

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

House Appropriators Challenge USDA on COOL, Biotech Acceptance Timeline

A lack of a backup plan should the United States lose the pending WTO case Canada and Mexico filed relative to the U.S country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rule, and frustration over USDA’s biotech acceptance pace were two issues House Ag appropriators pressed USDA about during an April 2 hearing.

Ed Avalos, USDA’s undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs, was pressed on whether there is a COOL fallback plan if the World Trade Organization ...

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