AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Apr 11, 2014 06:07 AM CDT

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

National GMO Labeling Bill Not Expected to Clear Congress

Legislation introduced this week in the House that would establish voluntary –– rather than mandatory –– labeling standards for food made with genetically engineered ingredients also would take away some of the impetus for mandatory labeling schemes under consideration in as many as 27 states.

Opponents of the proposal say it would thwart the wishes of many Americans who have expressed an increasing interest for information about whether the foods they buy ...

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.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • 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...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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