AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Apr 7, 2014 05:47 AM CDT

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

Meat Labeling Case to Be Reheard by Full US Appeals Court

Another challenge is ahead relative to the USDA proposed country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rule pitting corporate free-speech rights against the government’s regulatory reach.

The US Court of Appeals in Washington on April 4 threw out a March 28 ruling by a three-judge panel upholding the USDA's labeling requirements. The full court of 11 judges will now decide whether regulators can constitutionally require a company to provide only information that corrects a ...

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  • 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...
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