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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Mar 15, 2013 05:13 AM CDT

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

Senate's Continuing Resolution Would Require USDA Approval of Biotech Crops

The continuing resolution under consideration by the Senate includes a provision that would require USDA to approve the sale and use of genetically modified seeds even if a court has determined the environmental analysis for the seed is inadequate.

The provision would require the secretary of Agriculture to issue a temporary permit or declare temporary deregulated status for a genetically modified crop if a court invalidates or vacates USDA's approval of ...

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