AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Apr 16, 2014 06:11 AM CDT

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

USDA May Call for Mandatory PED Reporting

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering a proposal under which hog farmers would be required to report cases porcine epidemic diarrhea virus found in their herds as a way to help track and isolate the disease. USDA currently is "evaluating additional options for addressing this virus," a USDA spokesperson told Reuters in an email. Currently, there is no mandatory requirement for producers to report PED cases.

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