AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Jul 23, 2014 06:24 AM CDT

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

Organic Production Receives Big Boost in Brazil, Smaller Boost in U.S.

The government of Brazil plans to make nearly $1 billion in incentives available to small- and medium-sized organic food producers as a way of helping meet increased consumer demand. Among other things, the government plans to buy organic food products at guaranteed premium prices from family farmers who hold organic certifications.

Among the other factors driving the decision was a push by Brazil's food retailers –– represented by the Brazilian ...

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  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
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