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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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  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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