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Washington Insider --Friday
Fri Mar 7, 2014 10:33 AM CST

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USDA Inspector General Tells Appropriators Additional Funds Needed

USDA Inspector General Phyllis Fong said her office needs a "modest" increase in funding for fiscal 2015 to "provide more effective oversight of USDA programs."

Testifying earlier this week at the first Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY15 budget, Fong asked the panel to approve $97 million in funding for the IG's office, up from $90 million in FY 2014. As bait, Fong said her office plans to focus its resources on ...

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  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
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