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Washington Insider
Fri Mar 28, 2014 07:05 PM CDT

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

SENATE APPROPRIATORS DISLIKE ADMINISTRATION PROPOSAL TO TRIM FSA

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack tried to fend off several bipartisan Senate members who disagreed with the Obama administration's budget proposal to modernize USDA Farm Service Agency offices, 250 office closures Vilsack testified before the subcommittee on a Fiscal 2015 budget request of nearly $20 billion in discretionary funding, controlled by the panel. USDA proposes $122.4 billion in mandatory funding

Vilsack repeated what he has noted before -- that 30 FSA offices have no ...

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