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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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  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
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