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Washington Insider--Wednesday
Wed Feb 12, 2014 06:16 AM CST

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

FDA Lobbies for Increase in Food Safety Budget

Congress continues to approve food safety laws designed to protect consumers from problems in the supply lines of both domestic and imported foods, but it has neglected to provide the funding that the Food and Drug Administration requires to carry out the new missions, according to FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor.

Testifying last week before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, Taylor told panel members, "Simply put, we cannot achieve our objective of ...

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,...
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