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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 ...

Quick View
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  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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