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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Dec 28, 2012 06:24 AM CST

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

Dockworker Strike Averted in Pacific Northwest, at Least for Now

The International Longshoremen's and Warehouse Union says its workers will not go on strike against grain shippers at Pacific Northwest ports despite shippers imposing what the union calls "substandard" contract terms. As a result, major grain exporters with facilities in the PNW yesterday notified the ILWU that they would implement the terms of what they labeled their last, best and final contract offer.

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  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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