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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Aug 8, 2014 12:43 AM CDT

Key leaders of the House Agriculture Committee question Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's assertion that there could be security concerns sending grain inspectors to the Port of Vancouver in Washington State.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Rep. Michael Conaway, chair of the subcommittee on commodities, wrote a letter to Vilsack on Thursday asking him to "immediately restore Federal grain inspection services" to the port.

The congressmen stated "Were there to be documented concerns for the safety of Federal employees in this facility, we would stand behind the decision to withhold inspection."

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