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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
  • Dodge Down Corn Conditions have been right for stalk rot and ear molds in corn in many parts of the Midwest this ...
  • Rethink Grazing If you see a group of steers in a field of green corn, you can generally bet it is either an acci...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends Co-op giant commits to N plant close to cheap gas and customer base.
  • Rents Resist Price Relief Growers in bellwether corn states expect to make money on bushels -- not price -- in 2014, farm m...
  • Beef Checkoff Questioned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday he might take action to offer his own changes to th...
  • Farm Family Business Crafting a vision for the future, projecting financials, managing employees, acting with humility...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 6 Chris Clayton continues looking at the state of agriculture along historic Route 66, dubbed "The ...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
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