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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 ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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