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Washington Insider
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:21 PM CDT

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

SENATE'S CONTINUING RESOLUTION WOULD REQUIRE USDA APPROVAL OF BIOTECH CROPS

The continuing resolution under consideration by the Senate includes a provision that would require USDA to approve the sale and use of genetically modified seeds even if a court has determined the environmental analysis for the seed is inadequate.

The provision would require the secretary of Agriculture to issue a temporary permit or declare temporary deregulated status for a genetically modified crop if a court invalidates or vacates USDA's approval of ...

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  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
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