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Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Jul 8, 2013 06:13 AM CDT

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

Groups Oppose Increase in Tolerance Levels for Glyphosate

A group of environmentalists and organic produce growers has decided to challenge a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to increases the maximum residue tolerances for the herbicide glyphosate. In a letter to EPA, the coalition says it would be "improper" to raise the tolerances for glyphosate before EPA completes its ongoing registration review of the widely used herbicide, which is marketed by Monsanto under the name Roundup.

The final rule, which ...

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  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
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