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Washington Insider
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:51 PM CDT

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

MORE STATES RESUME PURCHASES OF LEAN FINELY TEXTURED BEEF

More state school systems are choosing to resume buying lean finely textured beef for their lunch programs, largely because the product, which is blended with traditional ground beef, is as much as 3% cheaper that the ground beef itself. And while 3% may not seem like a big drop, it can mean millions of dollars in a program that every day provides lunches for more than 31 million school children.

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