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Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Feb 26, 2013 06:11 AM CST

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

Outcry Over Possible Restructuring of P.L. 480 Food Aid Program

There have been discussions for years about the advisability of restructuring the nation's largest foreign food aid program to make it both more efficient and less expensive to operate. One suggestion that appears to meet both criteria is for the United States to move away from buying and shipping U.S.-produced grains and oilseeds to food-short nations on expensive U.S.-flagged ships and instead to provide cash to those countries so they can ...

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  • 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...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options 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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