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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 ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
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