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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Apr 26, 2013 06:38 AM CDT

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

EPA's Acting Administrator Defends Aerial Surveillance of CAFOs

Aerial surveillance activities conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency help to improve the efficiency of the agency by targeting "scarce resources" on a specific place where there may be a problem, acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe told a Senate panel this week.

Perciasepe was responding to complaints by Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., during a hearing of the Senate Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee. Johanns criticized EPA's past use of aerial surveillance ...

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  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
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