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Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jul 8, 2014 06:15 AM CDT

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

FDA's Proposed Adulteration Rule Worries Dairy Farmers

The Food and Drug Administration currently has a proposed rule under consideration that is designed to prevent hazards from being introduced to the food supply by acts of terrorism. One way FDA proposes to do this is by requiring foreign and domestic processing and handling facilities to develop mitigation strategies to prevent weak spots in the food supply chain. The agency proposed the rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act, which expanded the FDA's ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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