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Washington Insider-- Tuesday
Tue Jan 21, 2014 06:22 AM CST

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

Push for Biotech Food Labels Heating Up

More than 200 non-governmental organizations –– including several food manufacturers –– have signed onto a letter to President Obama in which they urge that he direct the Food and Drug Administration to require food companies to disclose the presence of genetically engineered food. The letter reminded Obama of a promise he made in 2007 as a candidate and urged that he add the United States to the list of 64 nations that mandate GE ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • 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...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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