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Washington Insider - Tuesday
Tue Feb 5, 2013 05:58 AM CST

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

Senators Prod Administration to Resolve Country-of-Origin Labeling Controversy

A bipartisan group of 31 U.S. senators is calling on the Obama administration to develop new regulations governing the U.S. country-of-origin labeling system that meet objections that the World Trade Organization raised last year.

Last June, a WTO Appellate Body found that providing consumer information on the origin of meat was legitimate. However, the body also found that the 2009 COOL rule was inconsistent with the WTO's Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade ...

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  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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