FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jul 8, 2014 06:15 AM CDT

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

FDA's Proposed Adulteration Rule Worries Dairy Farmers

The Food and Drug Administration currently has a proposed rule under consideration that is designed to prevent hazards from being introduced to the food supply by acts of terrorism. One way FDA proposes to do this is by requiring foreign and domestic processing and handling facilities to develop mitigation strategies to prevent weak spots in the food supply chain. The agency proposed the rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act, which expanded the FDA's ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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