FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Washington Insider - Friday
Fri Aug 22, 2014 06:09 AM CDT

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

More Fallout from Russian Ban on Food Imports

With exports of its fruit and vegetables to Russia banned by a Russian decree, Poland is suggesting that the United States would make a good alternative destination.

On Wednesday, Poland's economy minister (and deputy prime minister), Janusz Piechocinski, called on USDA authorities to certify selected Polish food producers, which would allow them to avoid long phytosanitary controls and reduce surpluses quickly.

USDA told Bloomberg News that it currently accepts imports of more than ...

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