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Washington Insider - Friday
Fri Feb 1, 2013 06:02 AM CST

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

Russia to Ban Imports of All U.S. Beef, Pork

Russia is following through on its earlier threat to ban imports of all beef and pork products from the United States unless USDA agrees to test the meat before it leaves U.S. shores and certifies that the products are free of traces of the feed additive ractopamine. So far, USDA has declined to provide such assurances, although some competitor nations, such as Canada, Mexico and Brazil, have said they will comply with ...

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  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Profit Makeover When Curtis Schallert's 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the...
  • UAVs Taking Flight in Ag The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies wit...
  • Iowa's Field of Dreams Current Iowa land values are running about 16% below peak 2013 levels. That's according to a real...
  • Drought Recovery March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Competing for Dollars Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's n...
  • CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far So far, there are no reported cases of H5N2 in humans, but transmission of the highly contagious ...
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